Gatsby Journals

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Chapter 3.

Quote: “‘There’s something funny about a fellow that’ll do a thing like that,’ said the other girl eagerly. ‘He doesn’t want any trouble with anybody’” (Fitzgerald 43). Context:
Inference: The quote describes Gatsby as a man who is willing to do anything to stay out of any sort of trouble.

Quote: “‘You look at him sometimes when he thinks nobody’s looking at him. I’ll bet he killed a man’” (Fitzgerald 44). Context:

Chapter 4.

Quote: “He was never still; there was always a tapping foot somewhere or the impatient opening and closing of a hand” (Fitzgerald 64). Context:

Quote: “And with this doubt, his whole statement fell to pieces, and I wondered if there wasn’t something a little sinister about him, after all” (Fitzgerald 65). Context:

Chapter 5.

Quote: “We both looked at the grass-there was a sharp line where my ragged lawn ended and the darker, well-kept expanse of his began. I suspected that he meant my grass” (Fitzgerald 82). Context:

Quote: “An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a while flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes” (Fitzgerald 84). Context:


Chapter 6.

Quote: “It transpired after a confused five minutes that the man had heard Gatsby’s name around his office in a connection which he wouldn’t reveal or didn’t fully understand” (Fitzgerald 97). Context:

Quote: “He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy” (Fitzgerald 110). Context:

Chapter 7.

Quote: “ ‘Your wife doesn’t love you,’ said Gatsby. ‘She’s never loved you. She loves me’” (Fitzgerald 130). Context:

Quote: “He put his hands in his coat pockets and turned back eagerly to his scrutiny of the house, as though my presence marred...