Crossing his lawn, I saw that his front door was still open and he was leaning against a table in the hall, heavy with dejection or sleep.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VIII) on Rap Genius


Readers see the length and the magnitude of Gatsby’s yearning for Daisy. Willing to go to those measures by watching her late into the night shows Gatsby had a tough time letting the love of his life go. Even at this stage it seems Gatsby does not understand the barrier between him and happiness, which is the marriage of Tom and Daisy. He is reaching out for something that he can’t grasp.

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