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Gatsby Journal Essay

  • Submitted by: Amanda234
  • on February 26, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,574 words

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Chapter 7
#1 - “Her voice is full of money‘…That was it. I‘d never understood before. It was full of money – that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals‘ song of it…High in a white palace the king‘s daughter, the golden girl…”
  * This quote characterizes Daisy as Daisy as symbol of material wealth. Attaining a girl like Daisy in this society would represent having class, comfort, wealth and power. Daisy has always lead a care-free life, so much in fact, that you can literally hear it in her voice.   It also suggests that Daisy gives off a sense that she has always been provided for; she is well as educated, and has always been part of society’s upper crust, therefore she speaks as they should. Nick compares his own voice with Daisy’s, and notes that him (and Gatsby) are part of the working class rather than part of society’s upper crust. Nick realizes how hard he has to try to fit in amongst all these wealthy members of society; he’s obviously never been a part of the wealthy cliques, and does not fit in. Nick hesitates, thinks and contemplates over his interactions with these upper crust people. In contrast, Daisy is free to act as herself amongst these people (without ever having to second guess herself); this is because she is so accustomed to living and being part of this higher class.
#2 - “She never loved you, do you hear, she only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except for me”
  * This quote characterizes Gatsby. He realizes that his American dream will not come true because he cannot attain the last missing piece aka Daisy. Even though he believes he can treat Daisy better than Tom has treated her, Daisy is not interested in him. His character has been changed due to the fact the one thing in the world he lacks/dreams of has left him. Daisy has become the “minute and far away” green light that Gatsby can...

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