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What is the importance of the motif of gatsby reaching out for daisy?
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In what different ways could the first words that daisy speaks in the Great Gatsby be interpreted?
The first thing that Daisy says is "I'm p-paralyzed with happiness." On first glance, I interpret this statement two ways. Firstly, her use of the word "paralyzed" demonstrates a sense of melodrama to Daisy. As seen with many other scenes in this book, Daisy is the very emblem of exaggeration. She cries upon seeing shirts and becomes unbelievably flustered because of the heat, and now she is paralyzed from seeing her cousin. This shows how melodramatic of a character this Daisy is. Secondly (though this may be a bit overreaching I recently wrote an English term paper on women in the 1920s, based on works by Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner. One motif that is repeated in these literary works is the idea of a "seemingly innocent woman". In analyzing how Daisy stammers on the word "p-paralyzed", we are reminded of a child learning to speak. But, if one thinks about Daisy in the whole novel, we see how often she reduces herself to a child. By stammering on her first words in the entire novel, Daisy already sets the image of herself as a child.
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Why are motifs and motif development important in dance choreography?
Motif development is essential when choreographing a dance as it acts as a building block for your routine. Developing a motif allows you to change certain things about the motif, for example you can change the actions or dynamics in the dance. Doing this to each motif you create enables you to play around with your routine or reinforce the theme of your dance.
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What does the pool symbolize in theGreat Gatsby?
It is not a motif (in that it doesn't hold a strong significance throughout the whole book), but near the end it plays a symbolic role: After Jay and Tom's dispute on the hottest day of the summer, Jay is more or less rejected by Daisy and his dream of being with her is basically over. Thus, a big chapter in the book is closed. Similarly, the weather changes; it feels like autumn and is getting colder. A servant even says that he wants to drain the pool because it is getting cooler and the leaves will start falling (and will block the drains). Gatsby says no, drain the pool tomorrow, I haven't used it all summer. And he goes for a swim in the pool. In this way, he is clinging on to the summer, and going for a swim as if it is still summer. Similarly, he is clinging on to his hopes for Daisy as if there is still a chance.