F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the weather in

F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the weather in The Great Gatsby to indicate the mood during specific scenes of the novel. The weather is used to intensify certain situations. In chapter five, the weather is uncertain; rainy and stormy. ” The day agreed upon was pouring rain”. It shows a mood of being moody all over the place. It is Gatsby and Daisy’s reunion, and they are both nervous and feeling awkward of the gathering. They do not know what will happen; they are scared of the events that will unfold. This chapter is one of the most critical sections of the story because it is a very climactic event to have Gatsby and Daisy reunite. Weather is a symbol in “The Great Gatsby”one that is used throughout the story and it shows love, anger, anxious people and even predicts the events that will later be revealed later on in the story. The three primary moods are sadness and disappointment and materialism because of Gatsby’s wealth. He also expressed hope and love. However, love is an encompassing theme that can be applied and incorporated into all the moods of the story because love is unique but yet so familiar with almost every climate and scene. Even the parties in The Great Gatsby are used to breathing life and excitement into the story. However the parties also show drunken On chapter 7  in the “The Great Gatsby” it states this, “The next day was broiling, almost the last, certainly the warmest day of the summer” (pg 114) Which Symbolized the coming conflict and foreshadows the climax of emotions to come.The “compressed heat into sound”(Fitzgerald,127) indicates the showdown between Gatsby and Tom’s love over Daisy and no matter the precautions Daisy takes to make the heat subside, she is unable to do so.  Throughout the chapter, Daisy is scrambling to cool down the setting by sitting in the “breeze of the fans”(115), asking Jordan to “open another window”(127), makes the “suggestion to hire five bathrooms and take cold baths”(126) The heat shows the inescapable conflict that is going to occur between Gatsby and Tom and “Daisy realizes at last what she was doing – and as though she had never, all along, intended doing anything at all. The heat shows the overtaking of Daisy’s white exterior, as her petals are wilting in the intense conflict and all that is left is her yellow core.The heat in this scenes portrayal is used to show the intensity of anger between the two. It also shows anger later on when they are all stuck in a room together. It’s so intense that Gatsby and Daisy storm off and end up killing Tom’s mistress Myrtle.  But it was done now. It was too late.” (133)The weather later subsided, and it’s melancholy, but Gatsby ends up taking the blame even though it was Daisy who killed Myrtle   The heat also depicts the mix and confusion of emotions, and Daisy recognizes that “it’s so hot and everything is confused” (118).Symbolizes Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship. It is when the weather is at it’s hottest that Gatsby’s and Daisy’s relationship reaches a climax. What started on the rainy day they reconciled, reaches both its happiest moment, and comes to an end on this hot day.On the day of Gatsby’s funeral it rains and rain has always been a universal sign of sadness. The storm was used to show sorrow, despair and mourning. “A breeze blew through the room, blew the curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea.” (pg.8)The mood is dark and pessimistic and is set by the purposelessness and carelessness of the wealthy people that are transcribed in the story. The story is full of meaningless parties that are ongoing throughout the story and the tragic death of Myrtle and Gatsby, but also full of moral and sentiment that shows mood all along the story. In chapter 5, disappointments are demonstrated in the atmosphere when Gatsby finally decides to let Daisy go and Daisy for Gatsby portrays the complete sum of his dreams and goals in life. The American Dream is shown through many parts of the story, and Fitzgerald is trying to describe that the American Dream is flawed.If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay,” said Gatsby. “You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.” Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said. Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.” (5.121-122)In Great Gatsby, there is weather that is used in a metaphorical sense that expresses the way characters are feeling or the events that are being used in the story. Fitzgerald still manages to implicitly criticize through his narrator’s tone with the use of weather and his way of using it to describe the symbol of shallowness carelessness and corruption by the characters.