That unfamiliar yet recognizable look was back again in Gatsby’s face.

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


The first time we saw this look on Gatsby was earlier in the chapter, when Tom made the drug store joke. Gatsby can handle Tom calling him a good-for-nothing bootlegger without a problem. But when Tom get specific on how Gatsby made his money, in front of Daisy especially, Gatsby starts to freeze up.

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