The Great Gatsby chapter 8 notes

  • "grotesque reality and savage frightening dreams"- on the nose/unsettling
  • Gatsby's house= ghostly and lifeless
  • Nick describing Gatsby's state of mind- speak for Gatsby's conscience
  • "broken up like glass"- dreams breaking
  • "it increased her value in his eyes"- love of wealth and idea= what makes this possible
  • "this year's shining motor cars"- nothing off limits- new/fresh
  • "colossal accident"- WW1, response to horrors of war
  • "took her because he had no real right to touch her hand"- purposefully echoing p71- romanticised/poetic- Daisy= religious…


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