3. Here, Carraway hopes to instill the idea that
3. “Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.” 4. “No--Gatsby turned out all right in the end; 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.” Chapter 2 5. "This is a valley of ashes — a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.” 6. “But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground.” 7. “Though I was curious to see her I had no desire to meet her—but I did.” 8. “So Tom Buchanan and his girl and I went up together to New York—or not quite together, for Mrs. Wilson sat discreetly in another car. Tom deferred that much to the sensibilities of those East Eggers who might be on the train.” Chapter 3 9. “It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.” 10. “I wondered if the fact that he was not drinking helped to set him off from his guests, for it seemed to me that he grew more correct not immediately judging another symbolizes your hope that the judgement will not remain. 4. This quote shows Nick’s interest in Gatsby and refers to Daisy and the emptiness of the high society and elite. 5. This quote describes the valley between East Egg and New York. It is where Myrtle and George live. It is where the pollution of the city goes and is symbolic if the corrupt wealthy. 6. This quote shows the power of the Eyes of T.J. Eckleburg. Even after the billboard had been left abandoned, it showed some influence on the characters that perceived it. 7. Even though Nick does not support Tom’s openness and willingness on having a mistress, he is interested to see who she is. 8. This quote shows Tom’s attempt to be discreet about his affair around his East Egg neighbors. This is because the East Egg is adamant about reputation. 9. Gatsby’s smile is genuine unlike the other characters Nick meets. This suggests that Gatsby is not shallow and empty like the rest of the social elite. 10. Gatsby does not participate in his party and stands alone. This suggests that even though he appears to be part of the rich, he is not and he is not accepted or welcomed.
as the fraternal hilarity increased.” 11. “People were not invited—they went there. They got into automobiles which bore them out to Long Island and somehow they ended up at Gatsby’s door. Once there they were introduced by somebody who knew Gatsby and after that they conducted themselves according to the rules of behavior associated with amusement parks. Sometimes they came and went without having met Gatsby at all, came for the party with a simplicity of heart that was its own ticket of admission.”