GATSBY paid a high price for living too long with a single dream

  • Death
  • life with Daisy
  • implies that Gatsby has never had any other experience or like with other girls

GATSBY shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is

  • link (via the flower) to Daisy
  • a rose has thorns that can prick and hurt you but when you first look at it, all you see is the beauty and perfection.
  • Daisy is the same. Gatsby sees her beauty and perfection and only at the last moment, realises that she is damaging/ dangerous. she is not what she seems

a new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drift fortuitously about..

  • Gatsby creates this
  • he creates a new persona at 17
  • his life is there but its also not. He became jay Gatsby and created a life, home etc. that goes wth it but it was never real. it was an illusion
  • he was never truely living so he was always a ghost in the real world



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