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Great Gatsby Quotes: Chapter 7
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"the next day was broiling"
-weather used several times to denote a mood
-hottest day of the yr
-heat = oppression & building of tension
"the warmest, of the summer"
"hot whistles" , "simmering hush" , "on the edge of combustion"
"the sun's getting hotter every yr"
"darkened too against the heat"
-building of tension
"but it's so hot, insisted Daisy, on the verge of tears, and everything's so confused...her voice struggled on through the heat"
"feeling the hot whips of panic" , "slipping precipitately from his control"
-gonna lose his wife & mistress
"what kind of row are you trying to cause in my house anyhow?" , "he isn't causing a row...please have a little self-control"
-Tom & Daisy
-Tom's anger at Gatsby
-Daisy defending him
"as though she realised at last what she was doing - and as though she had never, all along, intended doing anything at all"
-Daisy realises her oppressed character by these 2 men
-needs to leave
-always loved Tom
-can't leave him - high status
-can't be with Gatsby
-heat makes her confused but also helps make sense of her situation - from her own deluded state of mind
"oh you want too much!"
-Daisy to Gatsby
-finally letting her feelings out
-heat leaves them in drunk state of mind
-even daisy feels oppressed by gatsby
-love is fading away
-what she was displaying before was a facade - love for his money rather than him
"but with every word she was drawing further and further into herself"
-from T + G
"the lights in his house failed to go one one Sat night"
-with Daisy there's no point in parties
-achieved his dream
-achieved it before he even met daisy again - letting go of it once he's reunited w/ her - eventually loses it forever - she swoops in for his money and then leaves him with nothing
-same parties that were there to attract daisy would now be an obstruction
-previous chapter showed she didn't like them - instant response - doesn't want to lose her again
"his career as Trimalchio was over"
"an unfamiliar butler with a villainouse face squinted at me suspiciously from the door"
-gatsby's house filled w/ criminals so no one finds about affair (denial)
-exploits his villainous side for daisy - she brings out the worst in him
-retreats back into that shady lifestyle when he was just becoming acceptable - continously going back into his past, convinced he can change it but he can't
"the new people weren't servants at all"
"i wanted somebody who wouldn't gossip"
"they're some ppl Wolfshiem wanted to do something for."
"i'll take you in this circus wagon"
-talking about Gatsby's yellow car
-car symbolises ostentatious wealth, materialism & consumerism - standoffish & too excessive for the upper classes like Tom
-unnecessarily showy - doesn't possess the class & sophistication of the East Eggers
"myrtle wilson was peering down at the car"
-car that would eventually kill her
-ironically killed by consumerism (which is what she aspires to)
"so we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight"
-foreshadowing of myrtle's death
-approaching the crime scene
"the "death car" as the newspapers called it"
-car ironically recognised BECAUSE of it's garish colour
"they saw that her left breast was swinging loose like a flap...the mouth was wide open"
-brutality of her death/daisy
-her sins lead to her to this death
-extra brutal bc of that
"son of a bitch didn't even stopus car"
-cold nature of upper classes
-think they can get away with anything
-harsh brutality shown by daisy
"the yellow car i was driving this afternoon wasn't mine"
-knew it was gatsby & daisy in car
-assumed it to be gatsby
-reader assumes this too
-truth revealed later
"was daisy driving?" "yes. he said after a moment. but of course i'll say i was"
-gatsby's true love for daisy
-will cover for her
-man protecting woman
-daisy too pathetic for look after herself
-dependant on men
-daisy and tom get to retreat back into their comfortable lives while kind ppl like gatsby take the blame
"an unmistakeable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together"
-talking about crash - shady dealings of upper class
-how to get daisy out of trouble
-daisy chose tom over gatsby
-she's with tom while gatsby waits for her
-he's the one willing to take the blame but tom can manipulate other ppl for her
-empathy for gatsby
-hatred of daisy & east-eggers
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