Why doesn't Daisy choose Gatsby over Tom

  • has a 16 hectare property with park and lawn

  • Copy of the Hotel de Ville in the Normanide

  • Tower on the side

  • is said to be a cousin or nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm and therefore rich 47

  • his parties always have a fixed schedule

  • are very lavish celebrations

  • is very wealthy: Villa, Rollyce-Rollce, has eight employees and extra gardeners who prepare everything especially for the celebrations S 54

  • sweeping handwriting S 57

  • If no one wants to get into trouble, he replaces a girl with a dress that she has torn herself without her being to blame S 59

  • supposed to have killed someone says one of the girls in yellow S 60

  • is supposed to have been a German spy according to another guest S 60 E It proved how much romantic riddles he unleashed that people whispered about him who otherwise had found little in this world about which they thought it was necessary to whisper "
    has a special smile "that encouraged you to be courageous for all eternity" p 65

  • elegant rough leg

  • 31-32 years old

  • perfectly formed speech S 65

  • choose his words wisely

  • until June 1918 in the 7th Infantry Regiment S 64

  • According to Jordan he studied in Oxfort S 66

  • is more of an observer at his celebrations "who stood alone on the marble steps and looked pleasantly from one group to the other" p 67

  • his house is very important to him and he is proud of his property S 84

  • tanned skin stretching tightly over his face p 67

  • physically not hard working "whereby he demonstrated that physical historicity which is so typically American and which presumably comes about when one is spared heavy lifting and long sitting still in adolescence ..." p. 83

  • constantly nervous: "There was always a foot that tapped the floor, or a hand that was impatiently opened and closed again." This breaks his "otherwise correct behavior", p. 83

  • on the first impression “somehow significant person” but on closer inspection he has “little to say” p 84

  • speaks in phrases that Nick finds trite and exaggerated S 86

  • received a medal "for extraordinary bravery" in World War I, S 87

  • The loss of Daisy is very painful for him and he describes it as a "sad experience that he tries to forget"

  • Has built a facade "The closer we got to the city, the more formal it would be" p 88

  • has not used his pool all summer S 104 = only has it to show it off

  • Perfectionist, wants everything perfect because of Daisy, he even wants to have his neighbour's lawn mowed S 105

  • Money gives him the feeling of superiority and security: "You don't earn much, or" ... That seemed to give him courage and he continued more confidently. "

  • Waited five years and bought the house across from his crush S 101

  • has waited so long out of fear S 102

  • if Daisy wants to see his house S 102

  • he knows exactly how long he and Daisy haven't seen each other, even to the exact month S 111

  • is very insecure, panicked and embarrassed about Daisy S 111

  • According to a legend, he has an underground alcohol pipeline to Kanda S 124

  • now reporters are also interested in him

  • James Gatz is its legal name

  • met Dan Cody at the age of 17

  • is actually a farmer's son

  • had fantasies of "unbelievable pomp" early on, p 126

  • worked as a clam hunt

  • later was caretaker for two weeks at St. Olaf College in southern Minnesota

  • Returned to Lake Superior and there came across Dan Cody's yacht S 126

  • Never forgot his origins because he has the picture of Dan Cody in his bedroom S 128

  • Tell Nick his true story p 128

  • Gatsby and Daisy start an affair: Daisy often visited Gatsby in the afternoon, so G. also fired all employees (because the old ones talked too much) and replaced them with new and more discreet ones, they all come from Wolfshiem's ​​ranks S 143

  • Was in Oxfort for five months in 1919 S 161
  • states that Daisy drove S 179 depicts himself as a hero who then takes on everything
  • Is like "a glass shattered by Tom's hard wickedness" p. 183
  • Daisy was the 1st fine girl he met S 183
  • Gatsby had no idea HOW unusual a "fine girl" really was and he had gone on the hunt for the Grail p 185
  • he was amazed when he realized that he was living it
  • proved itself well in the war S 186
  • goes to the pool at two, contrary to his habit, wants to bathe for the first time this year (on the day of his death) S199
  • Embroiled in crooked business, as the call from Slagle proves that Park Junior was blown on S 206
  • has set up a fixed timetable, when and how he continues to train and do sports, and he also recorded his resolutions, for example that he wanted to bathe every two days and be nicer to his parents. These date from September 12, 1906
    S 214
  • He rebukes his father for eating like a pig S 215
  • is called by his father Jimmy S 215