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31st Jan '16 2:39:15 PM wolverinedoctorwho
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** Or, Nick is Peter Parker's ancestor. Nick was a writer, and Peter worked for a newspaper (a form of writing). Both are somewhat solitary people with powerful friends/enemies. Both had an ordinary event that changed their lives (Nick meeting Gatsby, Peter getting bitten by the spider).
18th Jan '16 3:54:33 AM SallyShears
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[[WMG: Meyer Wolfsheim isn't the vicious gangster he pretends to be.]]
He claims to have fixed the 1919 World Series, but anyone with a passing mafia fetish knows that it was Arnold Rothstein who did that. He supposedly wears the teeth of his victims on his cuff-links, which wouldn't be a very smart move for a gangster trying to avoid being caught by the cops for murder. Odds are, he bought those teeth from some friend who was a dentist, or they may even be his own. Gatsby helps flatter Wolfsheim's ego and spread his tall tales because he needs his help, and because he kind of feels sorry for the old crook.

[[WMG: Wolfsheim and Jordan Baker became partners in crime after the events of the book.]]
...assuming the previous theory is untrue, and Wolfsheim really did fix the World Series. He fixes sporting matches; Jordan is a dishonest athlete. Perfect business partnership! Wolfsheim will fix the golf games so Jordan wins, and of course, huge bets will be placed on the outcome of the game. Mutually beneficial to both parties.
1st Jan '16 6:02:38 AM mm2dylan
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** I took Daisy winking at Nick to be a show that she doesn't take Tom's views on race seriously. It's also worth noting that there's very little indication that either Gatsby or Daisy are anything less than white passing. Gatsby however, while likely not black, might be jewish. His original name was, "Jimmy Gatz" and he's involved with Meyer Rothstein, a notorious jewish gangster.

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** I took Daisy winking at Nick to be a show that she doesn't take Tom's views on race seriously. It's also worth noting that there's very little indication that either Gatsby or Daisy are anything less than white passing. Gatsby however, while likely not black, might be jewish. Jewish. His original name was, "Jimmy Gatz" and he's involved with Meyer Rothstein, Wolfsheim, a notorious jewish Jewish gangster.
21st Aug '15 6:26:25 AM HermioneP
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** Tom says something very interesting to Nick about Gatsby. He says "[Gatsby] pulled the wool over your eyes just like he did to Daisy." Daisy was in love with Gatsby, or at least in love with the idea of being in love with him.

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** Tom says something very interesting to Nick about Gatsby. He says "[Gatsby] pulled the wool over your eyes just like he did to Daisy." Daisy was in love with Gatsby, or at least [[InLoveWithLove in love with the idea of being in love with him.him]].
21st Aug '15 6:26:25 AM HermioneP
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18th Aug '15 6:30:54 PM Prfnoff
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* The new movie based on FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem will be set in 1920s New York - also the setting for Gatsby. According to [[http://robinhook.tumblr.com/post/61217676388/diabanrion-the-new-harry-potter-is-gonna-be-set this post on Tumblr]], the green light at the end of Daisy's dock is from an Avada Kedavra spell. So Tom (and maybe even Daisy) may or may not be a Dark witch and/or wizard.

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* The new movie based on FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' will be set in 1920s New York - also the setting for Gatsby. According to [[http://robinhook.tumblr.com/post/61217676388/diabanrion-the-new-harry-potter-is-gonna-be-set this post on Tumblr]], the green light at the end of Daisy's dock is from an Avada Kedavra spell. So Tom (and maybe even Daisy) may or may not be a Dark witch and/or wizard.
10th Jul '15 8:10:30 AM erforce
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This has been making the rounds on Tumblr with the film's release. The idea is that [[{{Titanic}} Jack]] survived and used the Heart of the Ocean to make enough money to be reborn as Gatsby... who has a notable fear of swimming pools.

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This has been making the rounds on Tumblr with the film's release. The idea is that [[{{Titanic}} [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Jack]] survived and used the Heart of the Ocean to make enough money to be reborn as Gatsby... who has a notable fear of swimming pools.
4th May '15 11:51:48 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG: 'Owl Eyes' is [[ClassicalMythology Athena]].]]

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[[WMG: 'Owl Eyes' is [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Athena]].]]
25th Mar '15 10:57:02 PM Zerio920
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** Unfortunately, those hit hardest by the Depression ''were'' those who worked the hardest. The farmers and the general working-class of America were generally the ones given the short-end of the stick during this time. Since Tom inherited his wealth, and most of his money probably isn't invested in the stocks or banks that crashed during the Depression, he most likely could have stood the storm. Even worse, considering he made his money off of Wall Street, ''Nick'' would have probably been hit the hardest out of the main cast by the Great Depression. Considering he's seeking help for his addiction around this time, either his alcoholism was in part brought on by the shock of going from living a generally stable life to struggling, near penniless and broke, in the span of a few days, or he's been struggling with his disease for quite some time, brought on by the trauma of the ending events of the novel, and has reached rock bottom ''just as'' the Great Depression is about to hit, leaving him even worse for wear. NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished indeed.

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** Unfortunately, those hit hardest by the Depression ''were'' those who worked the hardest. The farmers and the general working-class of America were generally the ones given the short-end of the stick during this time. Since Tom inherited his wealth, and most of his money probably isn't invested in the stocks or banks that crashed during the Depression, he most likely could have stood the storm. Even worse, considering he made his money off of Wall Street, ''Nick'' would have probably been hit the hardest out of the main cast by the Great Depression. Considering he's seeking help for his addiction around this time, either his alcoholism was in part brought on by the shock of going from living a generally stable life to struggling, near penniless and broke, in the span of a few days, or he's been struggling with his disease for quite some time, brought on by the trauma of the ending events of the novel, and has reached rock bottom ''just as'' the Great Depression is about to hit, leaving him even worse for wear. NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished indeed.
25th Mar '15 10:56:44 PM Zerio920
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** Unfortunately, those hit hardest by the Depression ''were'' those who worked the hardest. The farmers and the general working-class of America were generally the ones given the short-end of the stick during this time. Since Tom inherited his wealth, and most of his money probably isn't invested in the stocks or banks that crashed during the Depression, he most likely could have stood the storm. Even worse, considering he made his money off of Wall Street, ''Nick'' would have probably been hit the hardest out of the main cast by the Great Depression. Considering he's seeking help for his addiction around this time, either his alcoholism was in part brought on by the shock of going from living a generally stable life to struggling, near penniless and broke, in the span of a few days, or he's been struggling with his disease for quite some time, provoked by the events of the novel, and has reached rock bottom ''just as'' the Great Depression is about to hit, leaving him even worse for wear. NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished indeed.

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** Unfortunately, those hit hardest by the Depression ''were'' those who worked the hardest. The farmers and the general working-class of America were generally the ones given the short-end of the stick during this time. Since Tom inherited his wealth, and most of his money probably isn't invested in the stocks or banks that crashed during the Depression, he most likely could have stood the storm. Even worse, considering he made his money off of Wall Street, ''Nick'' would have probably been hit the hardest out of the main cast by the Great Depression. Considering he's seeking help for his addiction around this time, either his alcoholism was in part brought on by the shock of going from living a generally stable life to struggling, near penniless and broke, in the span of a few days, or he's been struggling with his disease for quite some time, provoked brought on by the trauma of the ending events of the novel, and has reached rock bottom ''just as'' the Great Depression is about to hit, leaving him even worse for wear. NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished indeed.
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