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Flashcards in Gatsby Quotes Deck (11):
1

Destructive love of George
(possessive love,
Marriage )

'He was his wife's man not his own'

2

Destruction of Myrtle - blood, valley of ashes, class, climbing plant

'Mingled her thick, dark blood with the dust'

3

Destruction of GATSBY by Daisy

Daisy's words 'bite physically into him'

Sensuous, visceral, painful, FS death

4

G Obsessive love for D on meeting again - time motif

(3 quotes)

'Defunct clock'
'5 years next November'
'Here's a lot of clippings - about you'

5

Obsession:

G realises Daisy's voice is the American dream

'Her voice was full of money'

6

Obsession:

green light metaphor of American dream
- 1 reaching out end of chapter 2
- 2 concludes book

- 1 'yearning' 'trembling' 'single green light'
- 2 'Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future '

7

Obsession: G and Daisy's meeting, eyes motif


Hint: ceased

' He hadn't once ceased looking at daisy'

8

3 Quotes on Old money


Hint - illuminati, club, house

'Distinguished secret society'
'Conspiring'
'Colonial mansion'

9

she wet her lips

Myrtle sexual

10

she blossomed for him like a flower

daisy

11

engrossed

obsessive romantic love