The Great Gatsby

The meaning of the dialogue between Jordan and nick

Explain the meaning of this dialogue between Jordan and nick

"'Gatsby bought that house so that daisy would be just across the bay'

Then it had not been merely the stars to which he had aspired on that june night. He came alive to me, delivered suddenly from the womb of his purposeless splendor"

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In the beginning of the story, Nick sees Gatsby looking out over the water. At that point he was an enigma. Once Nick realized that Gatsby stood with a purpose, Gatsby became a real person to him.


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