"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." -The Green Light
“I told that boy about the ice”. Myrtle raised her eyebrows in despair at the shiftlessness of the lower power. “These people you have to keep to them after all the time”. She Looked
at me'-Tom, and daisy
“It made no difference to me. Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply I was cavvolly sorry. And then I forgot. It was on that same house party that we had"
“The idea staggered me. I remembered of course,that the Worlds series had been fixed in 1919, but if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it is a thing that merely happened, the end of some inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million-people with the single mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe “
"Does it?" He turned his eyes toward it absently. "I have been glancing into some of the rooms. Let's go to Coney Island, old sport. In my car." -Gatsby And Nick-Cars
Who is this Gatsby anyhow?’ demanded Tom suddenly. ‘Some big bootlegger?’ ‘Where’d you hear that?’ I inquired. ‘I didn’t hear it. I imagined it. A lot of these newly rich people are just big bootleggers, you know.’ ‘Not Gatsby,’ I said shortly.
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"Her voice is full of money," he said suddenly.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" -Nick and Gatsby
Gatsby was overwhelmingly aware of the youth and mystery that wealth imprisons and preserves, of the freshness of many clothes, and of Daisy, gleaming like silver, safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor.
Author's Purpose-The Great Gatsby-Power
sA purpose that the author used in the book The Great Gatsby would be the idea of power. Power is represented in this book in multiple different ways. For example there is the idea of wealth. A character who would be a good idea of this would be Gatsby himself. Gatsby started off a “penniless young man” and through the process of selling illegal alcohol... he made a fortune. Thus leading to the impact of his influence to rise in the novel. Because he was so wealthy he would throw parties. This is where you see the power of this character due to wealth. People would travel long distances just to be there because they wanted to be with the high ranking elites. Another example of power would be when Tom Buchanan punches his mistress Myrtle. This is because she repeats “Daisy,Daisy,Daisy…” over and over. Tom is seen with more power not only due to his physique but also his wealth. Even the character Daisy describes Tom as a “Brute of a man.” Tom lashes out on Myrtle because she is easier to replace then Daisy. Thus showing how much emotional power Daisy has over and Tom has over Daisy. By having this we can see emotion has a lot of power in the novel. With all this evidence it proves that power plays a strong role in this book due to emotional, physical, and material things.
After Gatsby’s death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes’ power of correction. So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in the air and the wind blew the wet laundry stiff on the line I decided to come back home. - Gatsby, Nick and Daisy. -Class, Emotional Power and Wealth