The Great Gatsby - Chapter 7


Chapter 7 - pages 71-93

key quotations: 

Gatsby realises what Daisy wants = "her voice is full of money" (p.76) the moment of realisation for Gatsby that she isn't who he thought 

Tom dismissing Gatsby = "Mr Nobody from Nowhere" Tom's description implies that Gatsby is socially unacceptable because he doesn't come from a well-established and wealthy family like his own. It also acknowledges that Gatsby's background is mysterious, and perhaps sinister. Tom's intention is to belittle this inexplicably wealthy man who is infatuated with Daisy. But is there soemthing admirable in the way Gatsby has erased his past in order to become free to take on a new identity? Is that not what America itself has tried to achieve? 

Nick's faith in Gatsby = "I had one of those renewals of complete faith in him that I'd experienced before" (p.82) Nick believes in Gatsby & encourages the reader to 

Daisy can't live up to Gatsby's dream ="I love you now - isn't that enough?


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