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Flashcards in GATSBY MOCK REVISION Deck (30):
1

Daisy quote about fools

“I hope she’ll be a fool... a beautiful little fool”

2

Nick description of gatsby at the start

“Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have unaffected scorn”

3

Description of daisy and Jordan which shows them to be objects

“Silver idols”

4

Last quote in book which shows the perseverance of man and the American dream

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”

5

Quote about what the green light means

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us”

6

Quote about nicks judgements

“I am inclined to reserve all judgements”

7

Description of Gatsby when he meets daisy

“Over-wound clock”

8

Description of men in the valley of ashes

“Men who move dimly, already crumbling through the powdery air”

9

What myrtle says when she thought when she saw Tom

“You can’t live forever”

10

Quote about how careless tom and daisy are

“They were careless people tom and daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money”

11

Wilson quote that he says to myrtle when he finds out about the affair

“You may fool me, but you can’t fool God”

12

Mark Twain critic

“Failure is not the dark side of the American Dream, it is the foundation of it”

13

Faulkner critic

“Men will not merely endure, he will prevail”

14

Kenneth Elbe critic (Gatsby)

“Gatsby is not created so much as a real person, but a mythical one”

15

Susan Resneck Parr critic for Gatsby

“(Nick learns that) the past is irrecoverable and the present brings with it only the betrayal of dreams”

16

Simultaneously

“I was both within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repulsed by the inexhaustible variety of life”

17

Nick misogynistic comment about women lying

“Dishonesty in a woman is something you can never blame deeply”

18

Quote about gatsby walking around after a party that shows the waste

“Fruit rinds and discarded favours and crushed flowers”

19

Nick comment about the west versus the east and how people from the west react (end of book)

“This has been a story of the West after all.. perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common that made us subtly unadaptable to eastern life”

20

Women Ao3

Emergence of the ‘new woman’ - flappers- but upper class women still constrained by traditional boundaries

21

How many speakeasies were there in 1920

1,500

22

Prohibition era led to the rise of

Bootlegging

23

Gatsby’s pursuit of daisy echoes that of

Fitzgerald and Zelda

24

What ‘age’ was the 1920s

Jazz Age

25

Quote from the Declaration of Independence

“All men are created equal”

26

What was the name of the generation that returned home from war

Lost generation (wanted to find purpose)

27

What divide was there during this time

Old money vs new money

28

Nick acts as a what for Fitzgerald

Author surrogate

29

Gatsby’s mansion is evidence of

Conspicuous consumption (materialism)

30

How was Fitzgerald part of the lost generation

Went to Paris after the war in an attempt to find truth and write