The Great Gatsby: Chapter 5
This foreshadows how Gatsby's dream of being with Daisy is overblown and not what he expected.
"After his embarrassment and his unreasoning joy he was consumed with wonder at her presence. He had been full of the idea so long, dreamed it right through to the end, waited with his teeth set, so to speak, at an inconceivable pitch of intensity. Now, in the reaction, he was running down like an overwound clock." Page 97
"'What day would suit you?'" "What day would suit YOU?" he corrected me quickly. "I don't want to put you to any trouble, you see.'" Page 87
"I went out and opened it. Gatsby, pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets, was standing in a puddle of water glaring tragically into my eyes." Page 91
"'This is a terrible mistake,' he said, shaking his head from side to side... 'You're just embarrassed, that's all,' and luckily I added: 'Daisy's embarrassed too.' 'She's embarrassed?' he repeated incredulously." Page 93
"'You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock...' Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one." Page 98
"There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-- not through fault of her own but because of the the colossal vitality of his illusion." Page 101
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