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The Great Gatsby Analysis

  • Date Submitted: 01/16/2012 07:38 PM
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The Great Gatsby Post-It Assignment

  I. Paradise

  a. Gatsby

  1. “I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night,” went on Jordan, “but she never did. Then he began asking people casually if they knew her, and I was the first one he found. It was that night he sent for me at his dance, and you should have heard the elaborate way he worked up to it. Of course, I immediately suggested a luncheon in New York–and I thought he’d go mad: ‘I don’t want to do anything out of the way!’ he kept saying. ‘I want to see her right next door.’ (79)

            Quote describing Gatsby’s fantasy/plan about Daisy, said by Jordan.

  2. “Daisy, that’s all over now,” he said earnestly. “It doesn’t matter anymore. Just tell him the truth–that you never loved him–and it’s all wiped out forever.” She looked at him blindly. “Why–how could I love him–possibly?” “You never loved him!” (132)

Discussion between Gatsby telling Daisy to tell Tom she never loved him, as it had been in the past.

  3. “Oh, you want too much!” she cried to Gatsby. “I love you now–isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s past.” She began to sob helplessly. “I did love him once–but I loved you too.” Gatsby’s eyes opened and closed. “You loved me too?” he repeated. (132)

Gatsby hitting realization that he cannot perfectly recreate his paradise in the past.

  b. Nick Carraway

  1. Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, I had no girl whose disembodied grace floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs, and so I drew up the girl beside me, tightening my arms. Her wan, scornful mouth smiled, and so I drew her up again closer, this time to my face. (80)
Nick talking about his passion and love for Jordan at the moment.

  c. Daisy Buchanan

  1.   As he left the room again she got up and went over to Gatsby and pulled his face down, kissing him on the mouth. “You know I love you,” she murmured. (119)

Daisy talking about her fantasy love for Gatsby....


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