Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Great Gatsby Chapter 6 Question 5

When Nick told Gatsby that "you can't repeat the past", Gatsby replied, "Why of course you can!" Do you agree with Nick or Gatsby?

11 comments:

denisgingras said...

I agree with Nick because things are never going to be exactly the same as they once were. An example of this is how Gatsby says that when he first met Daisy she understood everything that he was going through.

Sean Keane said...

I also agree with Nick because, like Denis said, you can't make everything exactly the same as it once was in the past. There will always be different people, different problems, and different situations.

Dan McCarthy said...

I agree with Nick that you can not repeat the past because there is no way to live over what you have already done. Anything you do today will not be the same as the past no matter what. As much as we want to have second chance, we don't. We make choices that take us in certain directions and we make more and more choices to progress our lives. Nothing stays the same, everything changes, that just how it works.

Maria said...

I agree with Nick because you can try to repeat the past, but things will never be the same. You can not force everyone to do everything the same way that they did in the past. Everyday is different and people change.

Olivia Fuller said...

I agree with Nick completly. no matter how much you may want to relive the past you can't. You may be able to have a second chance at something, but the environment and the situation are bound to be different. the past is the past for a reason.

Kayla Reynolds said...

I agree with Gatsby because although you cant make things exactly the same as they once were, you can still go back and try to make things work. There is no harm in repeating the past if you are fighting for something, and Gatsby is fighting to win back Daisy's love.

Nick Boutoures said...

I agree with Nick because you obviously can not fix the past completely. That is impossible. You can however patch things up and make them somewhat better, but you cannot change things to they way you wanted or wished they were.

Cam Shepard said...

i agree with Nick, you cant change the past and things that happened, happened, thers no turning back.

Pat said...

I agree with Nick that you cant change the past. I agree with Nick because i beleive that you cant go back and fix the mistakes you made because if you could the world would be a very different place.

Lisa Russell said...

I would agree with Nick. I agree with him because even if you do try and fix something that had happened in the past, you will never do it the same way it happened the first time. You might be able to try to fix somethings or make them better, but they will never be the same as they were before.

Chuck Barbaro said...

I agree with Nick because there is no way to relive the past. You can always attempt to make the future like the past, but you can never make them the same.