“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity of the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away.”
“Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded relations of men.”
Gatsby should be a person he despises.
an act of stating something more profoundly than it actually is, in order to make the point more serious or important of beautiful
a figure of speech used to intentionally make a situation seem less important than it really is
when the opposite of what is expected to happen occurs; a contrast between expectations for a situation and what is reality
a statement that seems to be self-contradictory or silly, but may contain a latent truth