What Does D Angelo Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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Michael D’Angelo D’Angelo 1 Mr. Villeneuve ENG3U1 June 4th, 2012 They are known as the “Roaring Twenties”. The decade of the Model – T, prohibition, the first flight of planes, the first silent movies, things that revolutionized the way we live our lives today. Times were the economy was at an all time high, yet so was crime. These times had some of the most famous individuals that are still are and will be talked about through the ages. Have you ever wanted to be a rule breaker to some degree? But you know if you do something wrong you will be punished. Have you ever been told that doing the wrong thing will get you no where in life? Back…show more content…
In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and champagne and the stars.” (Chapter 3, pg 41) This is early in the book and really gives you a first impression to Mr Gatsby – to the reader it might instil the impression of him being a big spender, someone that throws money at everything. He had frequent parties in the summer that had massive crowds of important people, with alcohol in a time of prohibition and he could get away with having loud music and bright lights hours and hours. With fenders spread like wings we scattered light through half Astoria – only half, for as we twisted among the pillars of the elevated I heard the familiar ‘jug – jug – spat’ of a motorcycle, and a frantic policeman rode alongside. ‘All right, old sport,’ called Gatsby. We slowed down. Taking a white card out of his wallet, he waved it before the man’s eyes. ‘Right you are,’ agreed the policeman, tipping his cap. ‘Know you next time, Mr Gatsby. Excuse me!’ (Chapter 4, pg 66-67) This quote is about Gatsby getting away with speeding, the reason it’s so important is because it shows how easily influenced cops were by people back in the 1920’s, all someone would need is a friend working for the police force, like Gatsby and the commissioner and they could get away with transporting illegal substances like alcohol, drugs, weapons,…show more content…
This is stating that there are laws in Chicago on noise levels to a certain degree and also shows that how it would be impossible to have one of Gatsby’s parties in 2012 because of the new rules but into place over the span of 92 years. Crimes such as bootlegging and murder were generally just a lot easier with the lack of technology and police training like we have present today in our lives and others to come. Also big parties are hard to have now days without cops showing up at your front door and someone getting arrested or shutting the party down, etc. many of us would love to have those freedoms back but what others fail to realize is that they made laws for a reason. If they were present in Gatsby’s time, who knows, maybe he would still be alive and everything would have gone completely

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