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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?


“’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?’”


“’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.”


“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.’”


“’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.’”


“…[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…”

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