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CHRONICLE & GATSBYS QUOTES

GATSBY

CHRONICLE
THEMES

FORESHADOWING
On the day they were going to kill him
Unfortunate wedding
The Bishop was coming on that
unfortunate day
FATE
It was fate that they ended up driving the

Fatal coincidences

wrong car. We can talk about fate if we

Didnt see the letter under the door

consider Gatsby as a tragic hero.

Went through a wrong entrance


Theres no way out of this. Its as if it had
already happened.
DEATH

So we drove on to death in the cooling

It was a matter of honour

twilight (136)
It was as if we killed him all over again after
he was dead
A death for which we all could have been to
blame
LOVE

Half in love with her, I turned away Nick

BSR Went from town to town


looking for someone to marry

Unmistakeable air of natural intimacy against


materialistic love (Tom and Daisy)

Love can be learned too

I love you too

Widower to BSR You young people


dont understand the motives of the

I wasnt actually in love, but I felt a sort of

heart

tender curiosity Nick


Must have got married with the
illusion of buying happiness with the

I never loved him Daisy p.140

huge weight of his power and


fortune. BSR, money, Gatsby (cant
buy happiness)
HONOUR
Even the most difficult of husbands
resigned themselves to anything as long as
nobody knew about it.
The only thing they believe is what they
see on the sheets (...) so she could display
a linen sheet with a stain of honour
No public misfortune more shameful than
for a woman to be jilted in her bridal gown
Honour of having done their duty
The knife kept coming out clean
no guilt?
ILLUSION AND REALITY
when I looked once more for Gatsby he had

BSR must have gotten married with the

VANISHED

illusion of buying happiness with the huge

Well they say he is a nephew or a cousin of

weight of his power and fortune

Kaiser Wilhelms German spy


No one yet knew what cards BSR was
Daisy tumbled short of his dreams - not

playing with

through her own fault but because of the


colossal vitality of his illusion

The Vicario brothers could smell him in the


jail cell where the mayor had locked them

The might fool me but she couldnt fool God

up (...) no matter how much i scrubbed with

(...) God sees everything Wilson about Myrtle

soaps and rags I couldnt get rid of the


smell

The colour blue


Water separating from Daisy Blue lawn

I was awake for 11 months

Blue smoke of brittle leaves


Eyes of TJ Eckleburg are blue, as well as
Toms car
TIME
Im sorry about the clock Gatsby
Cant repeat the past?.... Why of course you
can!
I love you now - isnt that enough? I cant help
whats past
Do you always watch for the longest day of
the year and miss it? I always watch for the
longest day and miss it Daisy. Shows her
superficiality and fear that there is a limited
time to live in life that even money cant
expand.
I cant help whats past Daisy to Gatsby
So we beat on boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly into the past Shows
the incapacity of Gatsby to realise that he cant
live in the past and that he will never fulfill his
dream. Meaning that even if we try to go on,
life always brings us back into the past.
MEN AND WOMEN RELATIONSHIP
She was incurably dishonest Nick referring to

Ibrahim Nasar to Victoria Guzman

Jordan
Shed made love to him in secret for
several years (...) he brought her back to be
a house servant when the affection was

over
The fact that Angela Vicario dared put on
the veil and the orange blossoms without
being a virgin would be interpreted
afterwards as a profanation of the symbols
of purity,
I realised just how alone we women are in
the world!

SEX DIFFERENCES
Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never

The brothers were brought up to be men.

blame deeply Nick

The girls had been reared to get married

Daisy when her child was born


Im glad its a girl. And I hope shell be a fool Thats the best thing a girl can be in this world,
a beautiful little fool
SOCIAL CLASS
Rich girls dont marry poor boys
CARELESSNESS AND WASTE
My god!They used to go there by
hundreds...The poor son of a bitch.
Owl eyes. Shows the lack of actual friendship.
It is referring to the fact that nobody went to
the funeral.
I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking
for the dramatic turbulence of some
irrecoverable football game
I met another bad driver, didnt I? I mean it
was careless of me to make such a wrong
guess. I thought you were rather an honest,

Carelessness of her to lose her virginity ;)

straightforward person. I thought that was


yours secret pride J about N.
SYMBOLISM
The next day was boiling, almost the last,

Letters

certainly the warmest day of the summer (pg

It was like writing to nobody

114)

Almost two thousand letters that she had


written him. (...) all unopened.

Green light
Gatsby believed in the green light, the rgastic
future that year by yar recedes before us
MONEY
Her voice is full of money G about D
TRUTH

Victoria Guzman about Santiago Nasar:


He grabbed her by the wrist with a hand
that felt frozen and stony, like the hand of a
dead man
How BSR and Angela first met:
Three people (...) confirmed, (...) but four
werent sure.
She found it at first sight among the many,
many easily confused names from this
world.
AV was protecting someone who really
loved her and she had chosen Santiago
Nasars name because she thought her
brothers would never dare to go up against
him
I realised that it was all something dirt that
shouldnt be done to anybody, much less to

the poor man who had the bad luck to marry


me
My personal impression is that he died
without understanding his death
DRAMATIC IRONY
Ill be at your house inside of fifteen
minutes
Thats what my weddings going to be like
Theyve already killed him
DREAM
I think he realizes that his presumptuous little
flirtation is over
His dream must have seemed so close that
he could hardly fail to grasp it
So we beat on, boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly into the past
LOCATION
I lived on West Egg, the - well, the less
fashionable of the two
CHARACTERS
NARRATOR
I am inclined to reserve all judgements p.1

Writes for himself and for audience

I am one of the few honest people that I have

I decided to rescue it piece by piece from

ever known (p.49, 26).

the memory of others

You said a bad driver was only safe until she


met another bad driver? WelI met another bad
driver, didnt I? I mean it was careless of me to
make such a wrong guess. I thought you were

rather a honest person. I thought it was your


secret pride.

DAISY

SANTIAGO NASAR

Ive heard it said that Daisys murmur was only

He turned pale and lost control in such a

to make people lean toward her.This shows

way that it was impossible to think that he

the character and the superficiality of Daisy,

was pretending

whose only aim is to get attention from the


public.

Handsome, a man of his word, and with a

I did love him once - but I loved you too

fortune of his own at the age of twentyone

Daisys carelessness
her voice is full of money.
never seen such beautiful shirts it makes
me sad because Ive never seen such
beautiful shirts
There was an excitement in her voice that
men who cared for her found difficult to forget

GATSBY
He resembled everything for which I have an

BSR
He looked like a fairy

unaffected scorn---- his personality is an


unbroken series of gestures, then there was

Hes swimming in gold Access to endless

something gorgeous about him

resources

you cant repeat the past, of course you

He reminded me of the devil

can makes Gatsby a tragic hero)


Well, here I am he was fat and
Theyre a rotten crowd (...) Youre worth the

beginning to lose his hair

whole damn bunch put together N. about G.


Must have got married with the illusion of
buying happiness with the huge weight of
his power and fortune.

TOM

ANGELA VICARIO

His family were enormously wealthy

She was the prettiest of the four

One of those men who reach such an acute

Born like the queens of history, with the

limited excellence at 21 that everything

umbilical chord wrapped around her neck

afterward savours of anticlimax


They were careless people,Tom and Daisythey smashed up things and creatures and
then retreated back to their money or their vast
carelessness...and let other people clean the
mess they had made.
MYRTLE

PURA VICARIO
Mother of iron
AV saw her as she was: a poor woman
devoted to the cult of her defects
RELATIONSHIPS
BSR ANGELA
He seemed like too much of a man for me
Parents, sisters and husbands had
imposed on her the obligation to marry a
man whom she had barely seen

COMPARISON OF CHRONICLE AND GATSBY


GATSBY
Rumours about Gatsby

BSR
reserved about his origin
Had wiped out villages trying to make a
living with a pair of trained bears

Gatsbys green light.

Santiago pointed to an intermittent light at


the sea and told us that it was the soul in

torment of a slave ship


NARRATIVE STYLES
Purple passages (the author is very close to

Magic realism (irrelevant detail

the narrator, style is more flowing)

Trying to find the truth, adds another

Pages 8-9, Chapter 2 opening, Gatsbys Party

layer of confusion, we dont know

P.8-p.9

whats true)

Blew curtains (...) up toward the frosted


wedding cake of the ceiling, and then rippled

Splattered in birdshit

over the wine-coloured rug, making a shadow

Anomaly of marrying in a pig sty

on it as wind does on the sea


She became lucid, overbearing (...) she
P.96 Description of Gatsbys House through
Daisy
With enchanting murmurs Daisy admired this
aspect or that of the feudal silhouette against
the sky, admired the gardens, the sparkling
odour of jonquils and the frothy odour of
hawthorn and plum blossoms.

became a virgin again just for him.