The Mystery Man – Part Two

01 Jun

Gatsby:  Creepy or Cute?

Well, he does buy a house directly across the channel from Daisy’s house, just so he can sit and stare across at the green light, dreaming of a perfect reunion.   That’s a bit creepy.   Or is it cute?  Wouldn’t you like to have someone show that amount of devotion to you?     He has Nick set up a reunion at his “shack” next door, where he shows an admirably cute amount of embarrassment leading to joy, leading to wonder.  But then there is the whole arranging of the thing, which is a bit creepy.

So, what do you think?  Creepy or cute?


Posted by on June 1, 2013 in The Blog, The Great Gatsby


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4 responses to “The Mystery Man – Part Two

  1. Lit~Lass

    June 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    If not quite creepy, definitely messed up, once you realize his value for her is (slight spoiler) based on his conception of her as the embodiment of the wealth and success he pursues.

  2. Jeannette

    June 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I agree…a bit messed up. Yet, even when he is a bit disillusioned, he sticks with her.

    • Lit~Lass

      June 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Yes, that’s somewhat redeeming.

  3. Norma carey

    June 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Things didn’t seem quite so bad (long lost love)for me until Gatsby told Daisy that she had to tell Tom that she never loved him. Nick tells him that you “can’t repeat the past” and Gatsby finding that incredible states “Of course you can!” “I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before.” His aim in life was to recover literally that first kiss and all that would follow. How sad to live one’s life always wishing “if only.”


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