I never once got that vibe from reading The Great Gatsby.
Then again my gaydar isn't the best so I can't argue it.
@Swolekage, My own lit teacher tried to teach that angle and I didn't buy it even at the time. Still don't. People read waaaay too much into Fitzgerald's romanticized literary tones, which is stupid because the point of the story is that romantizations are themselves stupid.
@Swolekage, me neither. I never got that feeling. People trying to put junk where it doesn’t belong
@Yourself, the trend these days is to retroactively assume all characters are actually homosexual and any two guys that share a close bond of friendship are actually gay
@Yourself, every English teacher ever reads waaaay too much into everything
@Swolekage, I don't buy it. I feel like they had a bromance at best.
@Swolekage, to be completely honest, when I was reading it I got some of those vibes, but moreso from Gatsby's end. I just got the impression that he was trying to use Nick to get closer to Daisy again. Ultimately though I never cared lol. Just interesting to see how differently people interpret the book.
We had to read a book in my Evangelical Christian high school that I was like 99% sure the two main male characters were gay for each other. It took place right after WWII in Scotland and these two boys that went to a boarding school shared a room. One day their heating went off so they shared a bed for warmth...in the underwear hugging. Then later in the book they would share each other's clothes (maybe not such a big deal today but I feel like back then that might've been taboo). One girl just asked bluntly, "are these two guys gay?" And the teacher just said how dare we pervert a story about two close friends. Next chapter one of the boys is just thinking for a straight paragraph how big his friend's a$$ is. The following year the book was no longer to be read in English class. I remember after graduating looking the book up and the author pretty much saying, "yeah of fūcking course they gay."
@Theguydownunder, and the other dude "jousted" the tree branch breaking his friends leg out of jealousy? Yep I know what book you're talking about
@ptitty1231, what book? I need to know for.... um..... educational reasons
@Theguydownunder, “A separate Peace”
I had to read it in my Christian school too. My teacher didn’t seem to realise it was literally about the tow guys being gay for each other. But my young gay ass realised.
@Gay Ninja, A Separate Peace
An honors English class student didn't capitalize The Great Gatsby...
@Cenyoawakened, well, they were an honor student in Catholic school, so.
@The Omega Username, A point have been made.
@Cenyoawakened, or put the u in honour.
@Whole Inn Juan, I can't fault him on that as it is correct either way. It's just dialect. For American English it's honor for Bristish English it's honour.
@Whole Inn Juan, for the record though, he also didn't capitalize English
@Whole Inn Juan, honor is spelled without a u in American English, like color. Not sure why that change occurred.
@Cenyoawakened, I know I'm just kidding. I like to remind the US that they need to hop on the bandwagon with the rest of the world lol
@Whole Inn Juan, technically we hopped off the bandwagon, most credit for that goes to Noah Webster. For your satisfaction though, I'll do you a favour and the honour of informing you that my favorite colour is blue and my favorite flavour is watermelon.
@The Omega Username, that is usually credited to Webster and his dictionary
It was published soon after the revolutionary war, and the USA wanted to distance itself from England. So spelling changes
More like Nick CarraGAY, amirite?
Honestly if Nick wasn't trying so hard to set Gatsby and his cousin up together he probably would have ended up with Jordan(I think that's her name) but he was so focused on Gatsby's life he forgot about his own life
And everyone clapped
@ptitty1231, and that young man? Albert Einstein
What kind of maniac calls someone their own age a “young man”?
Waits for @TheGayGastby
The Gay Gatsby