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1

Quotes about Tom Buchanan

"Tom's got some woman in New York... she might have the decency not to call him at dinner time, don't you think?"
"Two shining arrogant eyes"
"With a deft flick of the wrist, he broke her nose"
"He was a sturdy straw-haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and supercilious manner."
The rise of the colored empires he refers to at dinner.

2

Quotes Nick Carraway

"Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope"
"A sense of fundamental decencies is parcelled out equally at birth"
"Represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn" - About Gatsby
"I decided to go east and learn the bond business."

3

Quotes about Gatsby

"Gatsby believed in the green light"

4

What did critic Toquerville say about Americans?

"Americans were restless amidst their prosperity"

5

What did critic Mark Twain say about the American Dream?

"Failure is not the dark side of the American dream but the foundations of it"

6

What did critic Tunslow Adams say about America?

"The dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller"

7

What did Fitzgerald himself say about America?

"A whole race going hedonistic, deciding on pleasure"

8

What would a postcolonial reading suggest?

"James Gatz breaks away from his past like the American colonies broke away from England after the Declaration of Independence"

9

What did critic Judith Fetterly

"At the heart of the romantic imagination is the need for a sense of loss"

10

What did critic Judith Fetterly say about Americans?

"America was female and dreamers were male"