Thursday, March 13, 2008

Chapter 8

This is a picture of the United States Areal map, which is significant to chapter eight because it shows the different areas. In the novel you find out that Gatsby is mid-western and Wilson wants to move out West. This shows their different values compared to the values of Daisy Buchanan or Myrtle Wilson. People in the west are more naive and compassionate, and on the other hand people of the east are more corrupt and opinionated. This shows many of the different characters in the novel, most of all the characters at Gatsby's parties are corrupt, that's why they like the fast life of the east. This also relates to Tom Buchanan because when he finds out that Myrtle's Husband Wilson wants to move out west he gets upset. As it is known Myrtle is not a western person, with her views and morals. Therefore this picture shows the difference of the areas in the states relating to the novel The Great Gatsby.
  • "He couldn't possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do. He was cluthing at some last hope and I couldn't bear to shake him free" (155).
This is a very important quote from the novel because it shows how Gatsby is completly in love with Daisy. He can not leave without knowing what she wants from him, he rather her oppinon that Nicks. This is also important because if he had choosen to leave he may have still been alive.
  • " You're worth the whole damn bunch put together" (162).

This is the most important quote of the novel which Nick says to Gatsby. This means that he think that Gatsby is more genuine of a person than Daisy, Tom, and Myrtle put together. This also shows how Nick really is a judgemental character, which he is portrayed throughout the novel to be a middle man who sees everyone equally.

  • "I spoke to her, he muttered, after a long silence. I told her she might fool me but she couldn't fool God. I ook her o the window- With an effort he got up and walked to the rear window and leaned with his face pressed against it, -and i said 'God konws what you've been doing, everything you've been doing. You may fool me but you can't fool God!" (167).

This is very important because it shows how Wilson is the purist person in the novel. Although he may be judged, he does not care about that, he is so honest. He believes he should not fool with God and everything else will be ok.


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