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PS- Gardens can have elements of both variety and uniformity or conformity, as the case may be. Again, the static, would be invisble, line"less", the colorless, and the dynamic would be with colorful and shape- that is, we distinguish movement. And we can change our reality by simply adjusting the shape of our eyes.
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PS- Gatsby represents what was America during the 1920's. That is, one could argue that the entire country was greedy and naieve at the same time. The American dream was attainable to those who sought it- it was visible next door. But this dream or desire could be used against them. A criminal "underworld" was developing and "clandestine" or "criminal" activity was typical of the 1920's and the prohibition era.
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PS- I beleive that Fitzgerald would probably say that the shape of the universe is an egg. But several shapes have been postulated: circles, ovals, horns, pyramids- all in Gatsby.
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"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
'Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,' he told me, 'just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.' "
The words seem to enclose him in an eggshell which later breaks when he encounters Gatsby's personality. Nick, now more dimensional, finds the life and the people dull, dishonest, and probably less dimensional. Nick leaves the east coast. And the American dream, which Nick helps Gatsby to reach, dies with him.
PS- I'd like to do a "what's in a name?" subject heading- maybe later.
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