“Come outside,” he suggested to Gatsby, “I’d like you to have a look at the place.”

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


Tom once again asserts his control here, just as he did with Nick in Chapter 1 — Tom has to be in control of where they go and what they look at. This also shows Tom attempting to separate Gatsby and Daisy, and to assert to him that she is, in fact, his.

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