The Great Gatsby Chapter 9 Quotes-to-Character

Tom Buchanan 1) He was walking ahead of me along Fifth Avenue in his alert, aggressive way, his hands out a little from his body…2) “What’s the matter, Nick? Do you object to shaking hands with me?” 3) >”Yes, you know what I think of you.”4) “You’re crazy, Nick. Crazy as hell. I don’t know what’s the matter with you.”5) >”‘Tom,’ I inquired, ‘what did you say to Wilson that afternoon?'”6) “What if I did tell him? That fellow had it coming to him. He threw dust into your eyes just like he did in Daisy’s but he was a tough one. He ran over Myrtle like you’d run over a dog and never even stopped his car.” 7) >”There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn’t true.” 8) look here, when I went to give up that flat and saw that damn box of dog biscuits sitting there on the sideboard I sat down and cried like a baby. 9) >I couldn’t forgive him or like him but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was…and let other people clean up the mess they had made.
Jay Gatsby 1 >Catherine…showed a surprising amount of character about it too — looked at the coroner with determined eyes…swore that her sister had never seen Gatsby, that her sister was completely happy with her husband, that her sister had been into no mischief whatever.
Tom Buchanan 10 > I shook hands with him; it seemed silly not to, for I felt suddenly as though I was talking to a child. … rid of my provincial squeamishness forever.
Jay Gatsby 2 Look here, old sport, you’ve got to get somebody for me. You’ve got to try hard. I can’t go through this alone.
If he’d of loved he would have been a great man.A man like James J. Hill. He’d of helped build up the country. James C Gatz > Jay Gatsby
Look here, this is a book he had when he was a boy. It just shows you. James C Gatz > Jay Gatsby
Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something. James C Gatz > Jay Gatsby

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