Interpretation

Read an interpretation of “The Great Gatsby”. This sub-chapter includes an interpretation of the author's themes and message, as well as the motifs and symbols which are important in “The Great Gatsby”. The interpretation may help you understand better the details presented in the novel.

“The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald is a novel full of motifs and symbols. Fitzgerald filled each chapter with deliberate meaning, and everything from the color of Daisy's clothes to Gatsby's obsession with the green light at the end of the Buchanans' dock is full of significance.

Regarding the interpretation of “The Great Gatsby”, in this chapter you can read about:

  • The themes Fitzgerald uses to create the novel's message, such as love and death.
  • Also included is a guide to some of the most important symbols and motifs that give meaning to the book, such as the famous American dream that Gatsby's story echoes.