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The Great Gatsby

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Social Class and Manners

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One theme of The Great Gatsby is that social class is not only determined by wealth.

Which statement from Chapter 6 best supports the idea that Gatsby could not move into Daisy’s class, despite the money and possessions he’d accumulated?

A

“’You come to supper with ME,’ said the lady enthusiastically. This included me. Mr. Sloane got to his feet. ‘Come along,’ he said – but to her only… ‘My God, I believe [Gatsby’s] coming,’ said Tom. ‘Doesn’t he know she doesn’t want him?’”

B

“’Perhaps you know that lady.’ Gatsby indicated a gorgeous scarcely human orchid of a woman who sat in state under a white plum tree. Tom and Daisy stared with that peculiarly unreal feeling that accompanies the recognition of a hitherto ghostly celebrity of the movies.”

C

“Tom appeared from his oblivion as we were sitting down to supper together. ‘Do you mind if I eat with some people over here?’ he said. ‘A fellow’s getting off some funny stuff.’”

D

“’Lots of people come who haven’t been invited,’” she said suddenly. ‘That girl hadn’t been invited. They simply force their way in and he’s too polite to object.’”

E

“…[Gatsby] began to talk excitedly to Daisy, denying everything, defending his name against accusations that had not been made. But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself…”