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description of T.J Eckleberg

" the eyes of doctor T.J Eckleberg"
"blue and gigantic"
" a pair of enormous yellow spectacles"

2

valley of ashes

"rising smoke and finally with a transcendent effort of ash grey men"

3

Wilson description

"he was a blond spiritless man, anaemic, and faintly handsome"

4

"old sport"

to help Gastby build up his identity as a man from old money

5

past

"can't repeat the past?why of course you can"

6

ending line of book

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

7

nicks final analysis

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

8

Nicks reality check with Gatsby

"they're a rotten crowd your worth the whole damn bunch put together"

9

Daisy about her daughter

"ill hope she will be a food thats the best thing a girl can be in this world. A beautiful little fool"

10

materialism

"it makes me sad because I've never seen such beautiful shirts before"

11

pursuit of Daisy wealth and status

"her voice is full of money"

12

Jordans observation

“And I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy."

13

chp1 juxtapose title

" Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have a unaffected scorn"

14

Gatsby embodiment of the American Dream

"it was an extraordinary gift for hope"

15

East egg

bourgerious class, money -- oldest part

16

West egg

wild, movie industry, new money