Great Gatsby

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“He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes. Sometimes, too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way, as though in her actual and astounding presence none of it was nay longer real. Once he nearly toppled down a flight of stairs.”| My opinion on this quote is that Gatsby, now that he had seen Daisy after 5 years is now confused and doesn’t know what to do with him self. My opinion is that Gatsby thought he was basically the perfect guy for Daisy and that now that he is rich and has a huge, beautiful house, that Daisy Would fall in love with him right away. But he soon realized that he wasn’t all that great, and he wasn’t all that he thought he was. Once he started to stare at all his possessions like it said “…..sometimes too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way….” He finally realized that some of his possessions weren’t as exciting as he thought they were. I think that Gatsby is trying to be someone he is not and he’s trying too hard to impress Daisy.| “Suddenly, with a strained sounds, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily. “They’re such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “it makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before.”| In this quote it makes it sound like Daisy is crying because of the new shirts, and she is sad. But really in reality, she is not crying because she is sad, she is crying because she is so thankful and happy for the gift of the shirts. It shows she is thankful for the shirts when it says “…They’re such beautiful shirts”. There is shows that she likes that shirts and they are cute. She is happy.| “As I went over to say good-by I saw the expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby’s face, as though a faint doubt had occurred to him as to the quality of is present happiness. Almost five years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams—not through her own faulty, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion.”| My opinion of this quote is that Gatsby is sad and depressed for some reason. He isn’t looking himself and he is down. It shows he is sad when it says “ …..the expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby’s face…”. When the quote says that it says that Gatsby is off into a different world probably thinking about Daisy. It’s very clear that Gatsby is still in love with Daisy and that he can’t get over the fact that she is still married to Tom and that she hasn’t left Tom for him. | “The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God—a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that—and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty.”| This quote demonstrates how Gatsby sprang from being a drug dealer, to a bootlegger, to a rich and successful business man just like his father. He always wanted o follow in his father’s footsteps and he made sure he did that. It shows that when it says “…he must be about his father’s business…” and that is exactly what Gatsby made sure he did. Although he wasn’t exactly like his father, he was pretty close to it and he made sure that the business stayed strong and never fell. He never wanted to let his father down. Gatsby wanted to be successful like his father, just so he could get Daisy back. And the only way he was going to get Daisy back is if he had money and if he was rich.| “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: “I never loved you.” After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house—just as if it were five years ago.” | My...
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