Evidence Flashcards Preview

American Lit > Evidence > Flashcards

Flashcards in Evidence Deck (88):
1

‘Wanta get where it is rich and green’

Ma

2

‘The invisible cloak of his uniform’

Gatsby first meeting daisy

3

Independence comes at a cost

‘Just as free as you got jack to pay for it’

4

‘Whole country empty’

Dust bowl

5

Ma is described as the

‘Citadel of the family’

6

quotation for the theme of the american dream in tgg

'the dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it'

7

new vs old money

'I lived at West Egg, the - well, the less fashionable of the two'

8

what is the valley of ashes described as?

'a certain desolate area of land'

9

'watchful virgil'

dr t j eckleburg, always watching, god

10

lies and deciet in tgow

the used car salesmen- 'goin' to california? here's jus' what you need. looks shot, but they's thousan's of miles in her'

11

community in tgow

'twenty families became one family'

12

evidence of wrath

one of the workers in the camps is descibed as 'he was panting with anger, and his eyes blazed with hate'

13

race in the great gatsby

'rise of the coloured empire'

14

what Tom says against Jordan

'her family shouldn't be letting her run around the country'

15

what was ma wearing

'mother hubbard'

16

what does this quotation show about americans 'and so we beat on'

unfailing optimism that embodies the american spirit

17

quotations from the great gatsby that show the loose morals of the twenties

'drunk' and 'gamble'

18

listing of the names who went to gatsby's party

sounds like in the book of genesis where all the followers were listed - is gatsby playing god?

19

quotation to show conspicuous consumption

'beautiful shirts'

20

'her voice was full...

'of money'

21

quotation to show the isolation in the great gatsby

'i like large parties, they're so intimate'

22

what are tom and daisy described as

'careless people'

23

'the quality of owning freezes you forever into "i" ...

and cuts you off forever from the "we"

24

'the loneliest moment in someone's life...'

'... is when they are watching their whole world fall apart'

25

jim casey sin quote

'there ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. there's just stuff people do'

26

ma joad is described as a

'citadel'

27

ma joad quote which shows that she has taken control of the family

'she was the power... she had taken control'

28

ma joad quote which shows that she's soldiering on

'why, tom, we're the people that live. they ain't gonna wipe us out'

29

ma joad oxymoronic statement

'worse of we get, the more we got to do'

30

tom joad quote about isolatio

'i know now a fella ain't no good alone'

31

tom joad soul quote

'maybe all men got one big soul ever'body's a port of'

32

quote describing the truck

'the new hearth, the living centre of the family'

33

quote about failure in america as a result of californians not being able to sell their fruit

'the failure hangs over the states like a great sorrow

34

quote about the literal grapes of wrath

'in the souls of people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy'

35

quote about fear and wrath

'the break would never come as long as fear could turn to wrath'

36

quote about children dying of starvation

'children must dies because a profit cannot be taken from an orange'

37

quote about failure from the grapes of wrath

'a failure here that topples our success'

38

‘Whenever you feel like criticising anyone, just remember that all the people in the world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had’

Nick’s dad

39

‘All right’ I said ‘I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool - that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool’

Daisy

40

‘The only crazy I was was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in, and never even told me about it, An the mad came after it one day when I was out. The I lay down and cried to beat the band all afternoon’

Myrtle

41

‘Yeah, gatsby’s very careful about women. He would never so much as look at a friend’s wife’

Wolfsheim

42

‘They’re suck beautiful shirts. It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such - such beautiful shirts before’

Daisy

43

‘Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!’

Gatsby

44

‘You always look so cool’

Daisy

45

‘Her voice is filled with money’

Gatsby

46

‘Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time’

Tom

47

‘They’re a rotten crowd. You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together’

Nick

48

‘I am one of the few honest people I have ever known’

Nick

49

‘Daisy! Daisy! Daisy! I’ll say it whenever I want to’

Myrtle

50

‘I’ve got a nice place here’

Tom

51

‘I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy’

Jordan

52

‘Neither of them can stand the person they’re married to’

Catherine

53

‘I married him because I thought he was a gentleman... I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to like my shoe’

Myrtle

54

Quotation to describe tom Buchanan

‘Sturdy straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner’

55

Quotation to describe daisy Buchanan

‘Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes, and bright passionate mouth, but here was an excitement in her voice that men who cared for her found it difficult to forget’

56

Quotation to describe Jordan baker

‘She was slender, small-breasted girl’

57

‘You see I think everything’s terrible anyhow... everybody thinks so... and I know I’ve been everywhere and seen everything ‘

Daisy

58

‘We heard it from three people so it must be true’

Daisy

59

Quotation to describe the eyes of dr t j eckleburg

‘Blue and gigantic - their retinas one yard high. They look out of no face, but instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose’

60

Quotation to describe George wilson

‘He was a blond, spiritless man, anaemic, and faintly handsome. When he saw us a damp gleam of hope sprang into his light blue eyes’

61

Quotation to describe myrtle wilson

‘Thickish figure of a woman... she was in the middle thirties and faintly stout but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously... her face contained no facet or gleam of beauty’

62

Quotation to describe Catherine

‘Slender, worldly girl of about thirty, with a solid, sticky bob of red hair, and complexion powdered milky white’

63

Quotation to describe mr mckee

‘Pale, feminine man from the flat below. He had just shaved... he was most respectful in his greeting. He was a photographer’

64

Quotation to describe mrs mckee

‘Shrill, languid, handsome, and horrible. She told me with pride that her husband photographed her 127 times since they had been married’

65

Quotation about myrtle talking about when she met tom

‘All I kept thinking about, over and over, was ‘you can’t live forever; you can’t live forever”

66

Quotation to describe owl eyes

‘Stout, middle aged man, with enormous owl eyes spectacles, was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table’

67

who said this 'you aint got the right to get discouraged. this here famblys goin under you jus aint got the right.'

ma

68

who said this 'Us people will go on livin when all them people is gone. Why, Tom, we're the people that live. They aint gonna wipe us out.'

ma

69

who said this 'I'm just wandering around like a damn ol' graveyard ghost.'

muley

70

fill the gap “...and in the eyes of the people there is the ________; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.”

failure

71

who said this 'I was in that there water and I aint gonna leave her.'

noah

72

who said this 'But I aint sayin I'm like Jesus but I got tired like him and I got mixed up like him and I went into the wilderness like him.'

casey

73

I got a feeling I'm bringing bad luck to my own folks. I got a feelin I oughta go away and let em be.

uncle john

74

I go thinkin how we was holy when we was one thing an mankin' was holy when it was one thing.

casey

75

He ate little drank nothing and was celibate but underneath his appetites swelled into pressures until they broke through then he would eat some craved food until he was sick.

uncle john

76

who said this 'I love people so much I'm fit to bust sometimes.'

casey

77

who said this 'I'm just puttin one foot in front of the other.'

tom

78

But they're gone--or Mas dead...if ma was anywhere about, that gate'd be shut an hooked that's one thing she always done--seen that gate was shut.

tom

79

“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it's us without our _______?”

past

80

“There ain't no ________ and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do.”

sin

81

describe al

He just don't think of nothing but girls and engines.

82

quotation from ma about poor people

If you're in trouble or hurt or need, go to poor people- they're the only ones that'll help- the only one.

83

I got the call to lead people and no place to lead em.

casey

84

“And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: _________ works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.”

repression

85

who said this 'I been thinkin what he said and I can remember all of it didn't think I was even listenin but I know now a fella aint no good alone.'

tom

86

“Muscles aching to ________, minds aching to create - this is man.

work

87

I'll be everywhere wherever you look. wherever theys a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.

tom

88

'used ta be the fambly was furst,

now its everybody'