The Great Gatsby

With Jordan in his arms, Nick thinks of a phrase, "there are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired." How do you think this phrase reflects on the events of the novel so far? Do you think that Gatsby would agree with the phrase?

Chapter 4

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"I think the phrase suits Gatsby just fine. Gatsby's parties seem like a singles mingle, a free for all, even though most of the couples are married. Gatsby watches from afar, immune to the pursuits. This however is not totally true because he has always been pursuing Daisy."