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The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby's Platonic Form

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Platonic idealism is the philosophy that every object on earth has an ideal or perfect form.

According to Nick, what does Gatsby consider his Platonic form?

A

Gatsby looks back to his time with Cody as the time during which he was perfect, and had reached his physical ideal.

B

Gatsby sees the time before the war, when he was in love with Daisy and she with him, as the perfect time and therefore, his perfect form.

C

Gatsby has always understood that his Platonic form, or the perfect version of himself, would be and is the man he has become in West Egg.

D

Gatsby sees Tom as the Platonic form he aspires to become.

E

Gatsby looks back on his childhood in North Dakota as a time when he had achieved his Platonic form. He is attempting to recreate the perfection he knew at that time.