Themes In The Great Gatsby

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Chapters 6-9
Zane Austin

Chapter 6


“He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you." After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house—just as if it were five years ago.”

I chose this quote because it is very important for the story. It tells you what is really going on in Gatsby’s head. Now you know that he’s in love with Daisy and has been for a long while. It’s interesting because he’s clearly not accepting life as it is, even though it’s been years since Tom and Daisy got married. It says a lot about Gatsby and his personality. Maybe that he’s immature or thinks he can change anything in the world – even other people and their choices.

Discussion Notes

• By now it’s clear that Gatsby is in love with Daisy
• Gatsby actually lied about his past – turned out his name is actually James Gatz
• Why would he lie?
• Seems like Gatsby was lying to get on Nick’s side
• Some random guests show up to Gatsby’s house after Daisy is gone – one of them is Tom
• Gatsby goes around entertaining the guests
• He’s aggressive towards to Tom the whole time – saying things like “I know your wife”
• He’s saying these things because he thinks he has Daisy secured for himself
• The guests invite Gatsby to dinner – but then as he gets
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