“Most of those reporters were a nightmare-grotesque, circumstantial, eager and untrue.” (C9 171)
He describes the reporters as grotesque, just like he described the rose.
“Mad man” (C9 171) “deranged by grief” (C9 172)
They are depicting wilson as a crazy person to keep the case as simple as possible
“But there was nothing- only the picture of dan cody, a token of forgotten violence staring down from the wall” (C9 173)
I feel like gatsby is nick's dan cody
“She told me without comment that she was engaged to another man?” (C9 185)
Why does he act like he cares that much? I don't think he wanted to marry into the corrupt world.
“It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, tom and daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made..” (C9 187-189)
What is it that keeps them together?
What makes them think they can do whatever they want and mess up others life.
Is it because of the world they live in?
“The party was over” (C9 188)
N0w that gatsby is dead, the party is over, and no ones cares about gatbsy anymore.
“Gatsby believed in the green light” (C9 189)
Daisys green light gave him hope, something to look forward to.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (C9 189)
Life goes on- we all thrive until we realize that we are just repeating the past