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The Great Gatsby


Samantha Shepard

on 26 March 2010

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby

Double click anywhere & add an idea The Great Gatsby Top 10 Quotations "He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey." Gatsby, through and through is a good person
"believed in you" #1 "He wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what tht thing was." Gatsby had lived for a dream, lived for the love of a certain woman for so long, he lost himself in the process. #2 "God knows what you've been doing, everything you've been doing. You may fool me, but you can't fool God -Tom #4 Tom was speaking to Daisy, but really Fitzgerald is speaking to all people. ""They are a rotten crowd," I shouted across the lawn. "You're worth the whole damn bunch put together."

I've always been glad I said that. It was the only compliment I ever gave him, because I disapprove of him from beginning to end." #5 proves Gatsby really is great. "He must have felt he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream." #6 ""We have'nt met for many years," said Daisy, her voice as matter-of-fact as it could ever be.

"Five years next November."

The automatic quality of Gatsby's answer set us all back atleast another minute."
#3 awkward. "It makes me sad, because I've never seen such beautiful shirts before." #7 first off, thats pathetic
second, it shows just how materialistic Daisy is
make me feel no sympathy toward her "I see now that this has been a story of the West after all." #8 "And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy's dock.He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know it was already behind him..." This is one of the saddest parts, becuase little did Gatsby know, Daisy was Tom's, and forever his. Little did he know, he was throwing away his life, while the whole time, not aware of it. #9 "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us." #10 ...a "single dream" that ain't so single!
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