F. Scott Fitzgerald and Passionate Gaze Gatsby Essay

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Chapter 7 1. Gatsby wants to be alone with Daisy. This is what he has always wanted. The parties were only so Gatsby could get nearer to her. Gatsby even replaces his servants so they will be more discreet.

2. By the time Tom clues in, Daisy and Gatsby are trying to hold back on the public affection. Gatsby, Jordan, Nick, Tom, and Daisy are lunching at Tom and Daisy's mansion. They discuss going into town and Tom notices the passionate gaze Gatsby gives towards his wife. Things really fall apart when Tom receives confirmation of his suspicions. Later that day in a hotel room, in front of pretty much everyone, Gatsby declares to Tom that he and Daisy are in fact in love and that Daisy never really loved him in the first place. Ouch!
The exact point when Tom realizes is when Daisy says 'you always look so cool' to Gatsby.

3. While Jordan and Tom stop for gas at the Wilson's gas store, Myrtle mistakes Jordan for Daisy. Myrtle was notoriously jealous of Daisy.

4. Gatsby is surprised because he does not view a woman as a full human being, which would mean encompassing her sexual as well as her maternal aspects.

5. Gatsby is proud of his car because, like Gatsby's house and Gatsby himself, the car is ostentatious. He doesn't want Tom to ruin any part of that.

6. On the drive into New York, Tom discovers that Myrtle is going to be moving away with her husband. Ironically, Tom seems to be losing both his wife and his mistress in the same afternoon.

7. The significance of Blocks Biloxi is that he had stayed at Daisy’s house for three weeks since he had fainted at her wedding, but the day after her father had made him leave, her father died.

8. The truth about Gatsby's time at Oxford comes out when Gatsby is being attacked by Tom. Tom is revealing that Gatsby is not a man to be trusted.

9. During the luncheon in Chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby, Tom realizes that Gatsby and his wife are romantically involved. Gatsby stares at Daisy with undisguised passion and Daisy recklessly remarks, within earshot of Tom, that she loves Gatsby. Tom, unsettled, goes inside to get a drink, and in his absence Nick remarks that Daisy has an indiscreet voice. When Nick goes on to say that Daisy's voice also has an indescribably seductive quality, Gatsby blurts that her voice is full of money.

10. Tom refers to the liaison between his wife Daisy and Gatsby in terms of intermarriage because he realizes there are feelings between the 2 of them. Daisy met Gatsby before she and Tom were married and all those emotions were set off once again.

11. Tom's defense of traditional and family values in The Great Gatsby amuses Nick because Tom is being so hypocritical.

12. Nick sees his 30th birthday as a significant entrance into a world of "loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair" in "The Great Gatsby".

13. Tom knows he has won the battle and will never lose Daisy. Therefore, he feels comfortable in sending Daisy and Gatsby off together in Gatsby's yellow car. He has nothing to fear; Daisy will always belong to him.

14. Nick changes his feelings toward Jordan because after the hit and run of Myrtle, she becomes the same as Tom and Daisy. He sees her, whether it is true or not, as just another over-privileged woman who destroys those around her. Simply, she becomes a part of a world that Nick has become disillusioned about.

15. Gatsby is lost in his fantasy. He is lost in the illusion that Daisy will come back to him and they will live a meaningful life. Like the green light, Gatsby waits for Daisy as if his hands were still outstretched. Nick has pretty much had it. Gatsby is lost in his fantasy world and Nick can't pull him out.

16. Everything comes out in the open in chapter 7, and Gatsby tries to force Daisy to tell Tom that she never loved him. Observing a scene of intimacy between Tom and Daisy, Nick realizes