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Tony Tanner (green light)

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


Lionel Trilling (gatsby)

"Gatsby comes inevitably to stand for America itself"


Leland S Person (daisy)

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


Christine Ramos - Tom Buchanan

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


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".