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1

Tony Tanner (green light)

"the green light offers Gatsby a suitably inaccessible focus for his yearning"

2

Lionel Trilling (gatsby)

"Gatsby comes inevitably to stand for America itself"

3

Leland S Person (daisy)

"No woman, no human being, could ever approximate to the platonic ideal he has invented"

4

Christine Ramos - Tom Buchanan

"By attempting to maintain his way of life, Tom has reduced whole people to ashes without any thought of consequences"

5

A. Mojtaba (Gatsby's past)

"Gatsby’s invented past
is more than just a strategy to pass himself off as a member of
an upper class; it’s also a form of denial, a psychological
defense to help him repress the memory of his real past".