Flashcards in The American Dream Deck (20)
my grandfather's brother...
...started the wholesale hardware business my father carries on to-day
the white palaces...
of Fashionable East Egg glittered along the water.
he stretched out his arms toward the dark water...
... Distinguishing nothing except a single green light.
He was never quite still;...
there was always a tapping foot somewhere.
it had occurred to him that...
the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever.
the old island here that flowered once for a dutch sailors... TGG
eyes- a fresh, green breast of the new world.
Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out...
the green light at the end of Daisy's dock.
that is happiness; to be dissolved
into something complete and great.
I'd have liked to have you for...
a sweetheart... anything a woman can be to a man.
(INTRODUCTION 4)- Jim is still able to...
lose himself in those big Western dreams.
two big bulls, Gladstone and Brigham young=
Bull named after mormon leader who led mormon pioneers out west- zeitgeist and cultural references.
(miller) My Antonia does not portray... the fulfilment American Dream...
the dreams of the pioneers lie shattered.
all those frivolities of summer, the light and shadow...
the living mask of green.... This is the truth.
they (Mormons) left Missouri and stuck out...
into the wilderness to find a place where they could worship God.
More than any other person we remembered, this girl seemed..
to mean to us the country... the whole adventure of our childhood.
Prima Fugit (the best days are the first to flee)
if he had stayed at home in Russia perhaps by this time...
he would have a pretty daughter of his own to cook.
there never were such people...
as the Shimerdas for wanting to give away everything they had
Mr Shimerda had not been rich and selfish:...
he had only been so unhappy that he could no longer live any longer.