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post #16 of 22
I'm gathering you didn't go to the University of Oxford.
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I'm gathering you didn't go to the University of Oxford.

no, but every ally country in the war gave me a medal

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You realize the pink suit was a symbol for Gatsby's ostentatious, oblivious-to-social-mores, trying-way-too-hard nouveau riche myopia right?

Actually the whole novel was about the decadence of the post-war upper class in the 1920s (includes nouveau and old money). Both sides were myopic.
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You realize the pink suit was a symbol for Gatsby's ostentatious, oblivious-to-social-mores, trying-way-too-hard nouveau riche myopia right?

Well, it certainly wouldn't read that way today, particularly at a wedding. It would be festive & fun.
post #20 of 22
Let us hope that the OP can wangle some invitations to genteel summer lawn parties or tea dances where he can wear his pink pinstripe with a degree of appropriateness.
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Very interested to see fit pics.
+1. I would like to see how it fits.
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Actually the whole novel was about the decadence of the post-war upper class in the 1920s (includes nouveau and old money). Both sides were myopic.
To make more persuasive arguments, you should look into the rhetorical (or even denotative) implications of the word "actually."
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others argue that it represents how different he is from Tom, Daisy, and essentially the rest of the 1920s. Tom and Daisy representing carelessness, Gatsby representing, as Nick puts it, "hope".
I'd also say that interpreting Gatsby's pink suit as a symbol of "hope" dons some rose-colored glasses (BAH DUMB TSCH).
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