His mouth opened a little, and he looked at Gatsby, and then back at Daisy as if he had just recognized her as some one he knew a long time ago. Likewise, Nick suggests that either Christianity is too confusing or the receivers are too confused. It's like the time I took my kids to the Grand Canyon. It is important to note that one of the key figures in Gatsby's coming to be was a sailor named Dan Cody who, among other things, gave him a blue jacket. Of course, all clothes exist as a method of concealment, but Gatsby's clothes conceal him with the sole purpose of hiding his true identity. As the afternoon unfolds, Jay and Daisy grow more comfortable in each other's presence.
He informs Daisy, who clearly has no idea, that her house is right across the Sound from where they are standing. The fact that Nick can make no sense of a book chapter sharing its name with the first leader of the Christian church after Jesus' death is a social commentary on the confusing nature of religion in the 1920s. At Gatsby's request, the three move from Nick's little house to Gatsby's mansion. When Gatsby arrives, for the first time he shows his vulnerability and uncertainty. His lavish shirts of soft fabrics and European designs held promise that he could now provide for her in a way that she knew he couldn't before. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. Nick sends Gatsby back in to Daisy, while he himself sneaks out the back and wanders around the house for half an hour.
Daisy, however, remains oblivious to its meaning. I lived at West Egg, the — well, the least fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them. Wouldn't you be moved to tears to find yourself the object of so much adoration? Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. At the house, Gatsby passes into yet a third phase: wonder at Daisy's presence in his house. Gatsby uses his lavish fashion as a way of disguising himself. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.
They show his drive and how far he is willing to go to gain her heart. In reality, she is cunningly self-protective, devoted solely to her own self-interest and to the life of gaiety and comfort she feels her wealth entitles her. For Gatsby, who has spent the past five years dreaming of Daisy, one wonders whether through the five years he was in love with Daisy, or the idea of Daisy. He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths—so that he could come over some afternoon to a stranger's garden 71. It is as if he wants to make sure Daisy does not miss the fact that he now has that one thing that eluded him before: money.
He is not trying to convey anything, not trying to keep up any image of Jay Gatsby, he died simply as James Gatz. It was all very careless and confused. Gatsby and Daisy are, as is evidenced in this chapter, generally a good match. This is important to understand, as colours play a major role in the meaning of Gatsby's outfits. In this, she is far more the kindred spirit of the brutal multimillionaire to which she is married, Tom Buchanan, than to the foolishly devoted Gatsby. Gatsby is, in essence, trapped by his dreams of ideal love with Daisy, just as the clock is trapped in that exact moment when it stopped working. Gatsby's clothes are highly representative of his wealth.
The reference, however, is ambiguous. Born of a destitute North Dakota family, the women Gatsby has known in the past were hardscrabble and jaded, coarsened by the struggle to survive. Quote: Her voice is full of money 107. It shows how he is so close to her yet still so far away. Gatsby died in his pool, wearing a simple men's bathing suit. A pampered heiress from an old Louisville family, Daisy has lived a life of luxury and ease. Shirts of every color, every style, and every texture become strewn about the room in a glaringly obvious display of his wealth.
For the first time, Jay Gatsby seems unsure of himself. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night. Quote: I…read a chapter of Simon called Peter—either it was terrible stuff or the whiskey distorted things, because it didn't make sense to me 30. When she's drunk, she wants to change her mind and marry the man she truly loves. Jay Gatsby dresses in luxurious, flashy fabrics of gold and pink and bright hues. Of course, Gatsby is referring to his underworld connections, but what is perhaps so striking about Gatsby's gesture is the apparent tactlessness of it all. When the trio attempts to move down to the waterfront they are held up by the rain, giving Gatsby the opportunity to make a telling statement.
This is because Tom is 'Old Money,' whereas Gatsby is 'New Money. The green light, in a broader sense, symbolizes the American Dream and the pursuit of wealth—something, despite his immense riches—Gatsby never achieves. When Gatsby spends the day with Daisy, he is wearing almost all white. This represents how he is reliving his days of innocence with Daisy. She seems the pristine and fragile princess crying out for the protection of a hero, for the kind of knight in shining armor that Gatsby aspires to be. Analysis: Daisy brings out her daughter, not because she loves her, but because she wants to show her off.
At school, there was an annual school disco and I'd be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. He literally glowed; without a word or gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room. But the 'current' against which Gatsby must beat is the reality of who Daisy is, both in herself and in her relationship with Tom. She is practical and selfish, driven by the tides of self-interest, convenience, and expediency. Analysis: Everything Gatsby does is to win back Daisy's love. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything.