Tom, Mr.Sloane, and a young lady visit Gatsby and the lady invites Gatsby to come to dinner with them.What does Gatsby’s response tell us about his…

Tom, Mr.Sloane, and a young lady visit Gatsby and the lady invites Gatsby to come to dinner with them.What does Gatsby’s response tell us about his…

Tom, Mr.Sloane, and a young lady visit Gatsby and the lady invites Gatsby to come to dinner with them.What does Gatsby’s response tell us about his…

Tom, Mr.Sloane, and a young lady visit Gatsby and the lady invites Gatsby to come to dinner with them.What does Gatsby’s response tell us about his…

In our society we have people who suffer from mental or physical disabilities. This scene demonstrates another disability at work, social disability. Gatsby is  not a good reader of people or their intentions. He doesn’t get the hint… several hints, and it shows.I think Gatsby is indeed paralyzed by his love for Gatsby and a chance to see her would indeed be great, but he may also want to be socially accepted. That would be an additional feature to have in order to demonstrate worthiness to Daisy. Here, he is awkward in and among a group of people. His parties aren’t awkward… but perhaps that’s because he doesn’t engage with the people.
Tom, Mr.Sloane, and a young lady visit Gatsby and the lady invites Gatsby to come to dinner with them.What does Gatsby’s response tell us about his…