GATSBY- Chapter 9 KEY QUOTES

Which demonstrates the sudden dramatic decline of Gatsby within society? “…an endless drill of police and photographers and newspaper men…”
Which quote ironically demonstrates the nature of Gatsby’s upper class existence? “…grotesque, circumstantial, eager and untrue.”
Which quote demonstrates Wilson’s lack of purpose? “…Wilson was reduced to a man ‘deranged by grief’…”
Which quote demonstrates the lack of emotion and moral substance of higher society? “…no one arrived except more police and photographers and newspaper men.”
Which quote acts as an allegory for Gatsby’s life? “There was a long silence on the other end of the wire, followed by an exclamation… then a quick squawk as the connection was broken.”
Which quote encapsulates the American Dream of economic success? “He’d [Gatsby would] of helped build up the country.”
Which quote demonstrates the need of material wealth for meaningful existence? “…they rather expect me to be with them tomorrow. In fact, there’s a sort of picnic or something.”
Which quote again demonstrates racial prejudice? “…a lovely Jewess appeared at an interior door and scrutinized me with black hostile eyes.”
Which quote demonstrates Gatsby’s corruption due to material wealth/ achieving his ambitions? “Start him! I [Wolfsheim] made him!”
Which quote demonstrates the cyclical nature of ambition and decline? “And last the murky yellow cars of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railroad…”
Which quote demonstrates Nick’s own attachment to material wealth? “…not the wheat or the prairies or the lost Swede towns, but the thrilling returning trains of my youth…”
How does Nick acknowledge the corruption of high society, including himself? “…perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to eastern life.”
Which quote demonstrates the lack of substance of Long Island society? “…a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, couching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustre-less moon.”
Which quote reinforces aninimity of death and the ineffectual nature of status upon it? “But no one knows the woman’s name, and no one cares.”
Which quote demonstrates the corruption of East Egg? “…the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes’ power of correction.”
Which quote demonstrates a final separation between Jordan and Nick? “…her chin raised a little jauntily, her hair the color of an autumn leaf…”
How does Jordan acknowledge Nick’s hypocrisy and corruption. “I thought you were rather an honest, straightforward person.”
Which quote finally links Gatsby to the Valley of Ashes? “He threw dust into your eyes just like he did in Daisy’s…”
Which quote demonstrates the ‘leveling’ nature of death? “…the grass on his lawn had grown as long as mine.”
Which quote connects to Chapter 3 and connects the notion of decadence to upper class survival? “some final guest who had been away at the ends of the earth and didn’t know that the party was over.”
Which quote links to intrinsic ambition? “…the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes…”
Which quote demonstrates the passivity of Gatsby’s dreams? “…the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.”
Which quote demonstrates Gatsby’s denial about the reality of his dreams, and how this is intrinsic in all? “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

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