Why is Gatsby depressed after the party?
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Similarly, it is asked, what does Gatsby's parties symbolize in The Great Gatsby?
Jay Gatsby's parties in "The Great Gatsby" represent the lavish lifestyle and exuberance often expended by newly wealthy people. In contrast, Daisy, Tom and the society of East Egg symbolize old aristocracy and families with a long tradition of wealth.
Similarly, what do Daisy and Gatsby do at Gatsby's party? Tom upsets her by telling her that Gatsby's fortune comes from bootlegging. She angrily replies that Gatsby's wealth comes from a chain of drugstores that he owns. Gatsby seeks out Nick after Tom and Daisy leave the party; he is unhappy because Daisy has had such an unpleasant time.
Similarly, it is asked, what do Gatsby and Nick talk about after the party?
After the swimming party, Gatsby talks to Nick about Daisy. Gatsby wants Daisy to leave her husband and completely repudiate her past with him. He wants to have what he and Daisy once had. Nick tells him, "You can't repeat the past" (116).
How does Gatsby's past affect him?
Gatsby's view of the past is an unusual one because he felt that the past could be repeated. He sees that Gatsby wants to be able to ignore the five years that have passed since Gatsby first fell in love with Daisy. Gatsby wants the impossible - he wants the Daisy of five years ago.