What is Fitzgerald's purpose for creating symbols in the Great Gatsby? I am writing an essay on symbolism, so anything else that would be helpful.

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Well, the purpose of symbolism in any literary form is to elevate the everyday to the status of art. Symbols evoke meaning beyond the usual, literal meaning. Symbolism simply (and reductively)...

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