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The Great Gatsby Chapter 7
Transcript of The Great Gatsby Chapter 7
Nick is invited to Tom and Daisy's for lunch, Gatsby and Jordan also join.
Gatsby and Daisy can not hide their love for one another and Tom notices.
They all go to New York to the Plaza Hotel.
Tom and Gatsby get into a quarrel.
Gatsby and Daisy leave with each other.The drive results with the death of Myrtle.
Gatsby takes blame & Tom and Daisy reconcile.
The American Dream
Daisy is a representation of the American Dream (Gatsby's dream)
Anything will be done to achieve the dream = Gatsby earns money illegally
"I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him and I wasn't far from wrong." (Fitzgerald 141)
Says he was born from a wealthy family " I am the son of some wealthy people in the middle-west" (Fitzgerald 69)
Everything is a lie including the American Dream
Old money vs New money
West Egg vs East Egg
Gatsby vs Tom
Tom with his old money and family name is more respected
"Life starts all over again when it's crisp in the fall."
-Jordan Baker (Fitzgerald 125)
General Concept= Keeping up appearances,Respect, Social status
those who are new to wealth vs those who have had it in their families for a long time
Everyone is restless except for Jordan
She is the only one who stays in the East
"I've been here too long. I want to get away. My wife and I want to go West."
- George Wilson (Fitzgerald 130)
Realization life isn't as great as it seems in the East.
"I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr.Nobody from nowhere make love to your wife(...)next they'll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white." (Fitzgerald 137)
"I know I'm not very popular. I don't give big parties. I suppose you've got to make your house into a pigsty in order to have any friends-in the modern world." (Fitzgerald 137)
"Angry as I was, as we all were, I was tempted to laugh whenever he opened his mouth. The transition from libertine to prig was so complete." (Fitzgerald 137)
Corrupted= no longer includes everyone and only focus' on one self
Through out the story her impurities are exposed = exposes the false hopes of the American Dream
Not as pure as she seemed, money was always her motivation.
"Her voice is full of money" (Fitzgerald 127) = relates back to Chapter 4, "Perhaps Daisy never went in for amour at all-and yet there's something in that voice of hers..." (Fitzgerald 82).