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gatsby as an archaic courtly love archetype, love can't exist in 20's society

"he stretched out his arms toward the dark water...I ...distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away"


- love is distracted by consumer society

“every time he looked at me I had to pretend to be looking at the advertisement over his head”


heightened passion, m and t know relationship is transient, less restriction,

"carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can"
Making a short deft movement Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand. (2.125-126)


"they", personal pronoun = unity of elitism

"they were careless people... they smashed up things...and then retreated back into their money "


TYPICAL RELATIONSHIPS = societal security, beats time
cyclical cycle of their relationship, unbreakable
shield of wealth, class.

"[d/t] were'nt happy... and yet they werent unhappy either. there was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture"
"pearl necklace"


AYTYPICAL RELATIONSHIPS/women who can't conform are vulnerable in society
m and t's relationship as based on sex, female desire, female independence, social mobility

"carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can"
“The mouth was wide open and ripped…at the corners as though she had choked a little”


g and d symbol of clock, distorted view of time

clock was "defunct", chapter 5
when clock fell "he caught it with trembling fingers"