To me this quote showed the reader that people would use Gatsby. When Gatsby would throw party’s people would show up uninvited and I realized that even though Gatsby was “popular” he was only popular for the lavish parties he would throw, in my opinion. From reading this I can now predict that something is going to happen and Gatsby is going to realize everyone didn’t care about him at all. I felt while reading this quote from chapter 3 that it showed a progression in the relationship between Nick and Gatsby, and since Gatsby
Even though they have been together in the past, the fact that they are not together at the time of the story shows how their relationship must have failed and therefore love is seen as unobtainable. He seems to place Daisy so high on a pedestal that she is in a way already unreachable. He loves her so much, with so much passion, worked so hard to be up to her standards (bought the house, throws all these parties…). However, she has never turned up to any of his parties or shown any interest in a certain Gatsby showing that love is unobtainable. Jordan mentions to Nick that “he half expected her to wander into one of his parties but she never did, then he began asking people casually if they knew her”.
They hated the war and lost their lives. The book proved the quote wrong because the quote stated you can't go through life without trust however trust was the major flaw of the characters in All Quiet on the Western Front. The group of friends were unable to live a long prosperous life because of their teacher Kantorek. If they
Now Gatsby spends all of his time in an attempt to obtain Daisy’s affection. Gatsby is also envious of the wealthy people that surround him. In an attempt to make himself feel relevant he throws extravagant parties and get-togethers so he can relate to the wealthy. This could prove that Gatsby might be green with envy. Fitzgerald might have used green to symbolize money and its power over society.
There is an over-exaggerated passion between Catherine and Heathcliff that does not occur in Cathy and Hareton’s relationship. Theses two relationships are not only in different generations, but are completely different in the ways that the lovers interact and treat one another. The older Catherine and Heathcliff have a very violent relationship while younger Cathy and Hareton have a much softer one. Although, Heathcliff would never hurt his beloved Catherine, his love for her is extremely passionate and leads to his transformation, becoming a violent person. For
He was never a man to take the blame but rather say that his actions were just reactions of unfortunate events that others caused. Even though he too, along with Daisy, was not loyal to his partner, he never once admitted he was wrong. He would proceed to lollygag with Myrtle and come home to accuse Daisy of her unloyal actions towards him. A man with that much fortitude cannot be happy with whom he is or he would not be accusing anyone of anything.”…and as we drove away Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate were slipping precipitately from his control.”(p.119) Tom knows that Daisy only married him for his money and although she has developed feelings for him, he fears that if he leaves her for Myrtle she will turn to Gatsby.
Gatsby may portray that the main reason why he throws massive parties is because he just simply wants to, but the true reason is because he hopes that Daisy will one day show up. Also, Nick, being the grounded man that he is, notices how impersonal Gatsby’s parties are, when he remarks “The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other's names." (Fitzgerald 45). This quote makes it evident that West Eggers lived only in the present and simply used Gatsby for his generosity. West Eggers are known for their outrageous activities and parties whereas East Eggers carry themselves with more confidence, class, and statue.
He tells Nick that one can capture the past, but in this case, you can’t when that past never even existed. In Webster’s New World Dictionary, illusion is defined as “something that looks or seems different from what it is: something that is false or not real but that seems to be true or real.” Another definition offered was: “an incorrect idea: an idea that is based on something that is not true.” Fitzgerald would define illusion as a mirage in life. By deducing the characters in the novel, I can safely say that many of the characters valued love and others people perspective. Gatsby was under the impression that Daisy loved him. He was very cautious of the way she thought of him after their arranged tea reunion at Tom’s residence.
Even when I got into the story, I struggled with how unsympathetic all of the characters were. They were foolish, naive, whiny, and self-absorbed. They were very human, however in some cases it was hard to see that they could ever redeem themselves. For example, Catherine- the beloved whose rejection of Heathcliff spurs the book’s events. She had a very high sense of self-worth: “But I begin to fancy you don’t like me.