He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.

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


Gatsby’s entire perception of the physical word is subject to ‘Daisy-Cam’. A dangerous strategy in that it gives him no barometer with which to ascertain the intrinsic worth of, well, anything.

Gatsby clearly enjoys his lavish lifestyle, but ultimately he wants to impress Daisy. So if she isn’t impressed with something, he’ll get rid of it.

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