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One of the greatest endings in American literature can be found in F Scott Fitzgeralds 1925 novel The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald ties in many themes that were used throughout the entire novel together in the last seven paragraphs to produce a unified piece of literature Since the ending is the last thing a reader remembers a good ending is essential to unify and summarize the themes of the novel for a greater impact on the reader Gatsbys house was still empty when I left - the grass on his lawn had grown as long as mine One of the taxi drivers in the village never took a fare past the entrance gate without stopping for a minute and pointing inside perhaps it was he who drove Daisy and Gatsby over to East Egg the night of the accident and perhaps he had made a story about it all his own I didnt want to hear it and I avoided him when I got off the train This entire paragraph signifies the grave change that has occurred in Nicks life Just as Gatsbys house is empty so is Gatsbys dream unfulfilled Gatsbys vision of the American dream destroyed him and left no remnants behind The grass is symbolic of their belief in the American dream During Gatsbys life the dream was very much alive for him He cared more for the dream than he did for truth During his life while the dream was still very much alive the grass was cared for attentively just as his goals were cared for attentively After his death the grass had no one to care for it just like the dream The grass was just as long and uncared for as Nicks symbolic that Gatsbys dream was just as dead to him now as the dream had been dead to Nick Both the grass and the dream were just as
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