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Hero’s Journey— Rivers and Roads By: Spencer King
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The Great Gatsby
Rivers • In the novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is separated from Daisy Buchanan from the lake that separates West Egg and East Egg, which symbolizes them being separated forever.
Roads • In the novel The Great Gatsby, the roads represent how good intentions can turn evil. Myrtle Wilson was killed by being on the road in front of Daisy Buchanan, who was driving to try to calm herself.
Of Mice and Men
Rivers • In the novel Of Mice and Men, the rivers symbolize how close something can seem, while in reality it is far away, and completely unobtainable. The dream that Lennie Small and George Milton share is a dream of owning land, which turns out to be an impossible dream for Lennie Small and George Milton.
Roads • In the novel Of Mice and Men, the roads symbolize a pathway of evil that started out with good intentions. Lennie Small and George Milton arrive at the road to the ranch with good intentions of working hard so they can buy land, but this son goes bad when Curly’s unnamed wife is killed by Lennie Small.
Rivers • In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the rivers represent something that is not accessible. Guy Montag was separated from his city and his wife by a river, which was then blown up by bombs, which caused him to be eternally separated from his wife and city.
Roads • In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the roads represent that evil can come from good intentions. The rebels wanted to end the censorship of the books, and they achieved this by blowing up many of the cities in Guy Montag’s world.
The Hero’s Journey