This is a small excerpt from The Great Gatsby.
English (North American)
Young Adult (18-35)
Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
conduct may be founded on the hard rock or the wet marshes, but after a certain point, I don't care what it's founded on. When I came back from the east last autumn, I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and had a sort of moral attention forever. I want to know more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gave his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction. Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn. If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, As if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes 10,000 miles away.