The Great Gatsby Quote Analysis

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Each and every person has dreams or aspirations that they would like to accomplish. As they try to achieve these things that they desire, each person goes through a different path. This path may affect others around them, benefiting, damaging or completely destroying lives of people close to them. In The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby’s aspirations to live ‘the American Dream’ damages his love daisy, his close friend Nick and himself. Gatsby’s aspiration to live the american dream damages Daisy and her marriage. “ I came into her room half an hour before the bridal dinner, and found her lying on her bed as lovely as the one night in her flowered dress and as drunk as a monkey. she had a bottle of sauterne in one hand and a letter in the other.... she wouldn’t let go of the letter.” (chapter 4) Daisy turns to alcohol to console herself the night before her marriage to another man upon receiving a letter from Gatsby. This quote explains that Daisy still…show more content…
When Nick spends time with Tom, Daisy and Gatsby he seems to enjoy the lavish lifestyle, but after Gatsby dies his view of this lifestyle seems to change. it sickens him in a way that makes him not want to return to New york. “After Gatsby's death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes’ power of connection” This quote explains how Nick is tired and disappointed with the corruption and superficiality that comes wealth and success. After Gatsby’s death, Nick cannot find any redeeming qualities in the East, which cues his return home tol Mid West. “it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.” In this quote Nick states that the “foul dust” that preyed on Gatsby ended up making him feel depressed about everything, so right away we know that even achieving the American Dream doesn’t always lead to
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