First Day Assignment

One significant quotation from Chapters 1-3 of the Great Gatsby:

“Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction-Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn. If personality is unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away. This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the “creative temperament”-it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again. No-Gatsby turned out all right at the end.” 

->Description: This quote shows that Nick did not like Gatsby’s life style and luxurious party but after he knew that it was planned for his only one purpose: Daisy, and his idealistic or romantic (I guess…?) living style, he started to differentiate with other characters. Other than that, he sense sensitively the dream that looks impossible to achieve and trying to make his own world, Nick finally thinks Gatsby was all right.

Text-based Discussion Question:  Is the way Gatsby shows his love authentic? 

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