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1

A sense of the fundamental decencies is

parcelled out unequally at birth- Nick

2

I wanted no more riotous excursions with

privileged glimpses into the human heart. - nick

3

West Egg, the- well,

the least fashionable of the two

4

the consoling

proximity of millionaires

5

men and girls came

and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.

6

"they're a rotten crowd...

You're worth the whole damn bunch put together."

7

he wanted us to know they were not

beggars in the old country

8

Our lives centered around the warmth and

food and the return of the men at nightfall.

9

the kind of girl

you like better; now I come to town- Daisy

10

"And on Monday 8 servants...

... toiled all day"- Nick

11

a string of pearls

valued at $350000.

12

"An Oxford Man!"...

..."Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit." Tom

13

GRAPES 🏦 "The Bank-the monster -

has to have profits all the time."

14

we're half starved now.

The kids are hungry all the time"- Grapes tenant farmers trying to reason with landowners.

15

GRAPES 🚜 "One man on a tractor

can take the place of twelve or fourteen families."

16

GRAPES 🏦 "The bank is something more than men...

... It's the monster. men made it, but they can't control it."

17

GRAPES MIGRANT FAMILIES 🔨 they had gone against

a system they did not understand and it had beaten them."

18

GRAPES "the quality of owning

freezes you forever into "I" and cuts you off forever from the "we".

19

GRAPES "And all of them

were caught in something larger than themselves.

20

GARPES MA "A different

time's comin"

21

GRAPES JC "Got a lot

of sinful idears -- but they seem kinda sensible."

22

GRAPES 👨‍💼"the men sat still

- thinking - figuring."

23

GRAPES "(the truck) the new hearth,

the living centre of the family."

24

GRAPES "This here is my

country. I b'long here."

25

GRAPES "The houses were vacant,

and a vacant house falls quickly apart."

26

GRAPES "Grampa didn't die

tonight. He died the minute you took 'm off the place."

27

GRAPES "They were not farm

men any more, but migrant men."

28

Grapes (Jim) "Maybe all men

got one big soul ever'body's a part of."

29

Grapes (Tom reflecting on what Jim said) "he jus' got

a little piece of a greta big soul."

30

Grapes (Tom) I know

a fella ain't no good alone."