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Unformatted text preview: Gatsby clinging onto the “what if’s” and the “used to” with Daisy. However, because Gatsby clutches onto Daisy so tautly, he manages to salvage the clock. Gatsby fails to liberate himself from the grasps of love, thus is forever spellbound by history. Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby, a person incapable of unshackling his past, as one who is frozen in time, thus transforming into a living, breathing photograph....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENG 206 taught by Professor Li during the Fall '97 term at Hong Kong Shue Yan.
- Fall '97