The men who live here work at shoveling up the ashes. Overhead, two huge, blue, spectacle-rimmed eyes—the last vestige of an advertising gimmick by a long-vanished eye doctor—stare down from an enormous sign. These unblinking eyes, the eyes of Doctor T. Eckleburg, watch over everything that happens in the valley of ashes. The commuter train that runs between West Egg and New York passes through the valley, making several stops along the way. One day, as Nick and Tom are riding the train into the city, Tom forces Nick to follow him out of the train at one of these stops. Wilson is a lifeless yet handsome man, colored gray by the ashes in the air.
Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby is arguably Fitzgerald's finest work. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies the American obsessions for money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.
I'm not trying to be mean, just very clear. Now I feel like a stepford wife. Maybe we'll break up in a month. Only idiots are unfriendly to non-Mormon spouses.
We are trying to conceive now, and I am contemplating if this was the right path for me. It would likely be seen as a trial in her life. Thank you so much. I'll tell her that we are strictly friends for now on. I think she sounds great but she won't be able to not bring it up. If only I knew.