Page 65. As Gatsby states, “I’ll tell you God’s truth,” he doesn’t intend to tell Nick the actual truth, but the truth his delusional mind has created to fit inside his own religion.
Page 61. While Gatsby acts as God of his own religion, Nick compares Gatsby’s house to the yard of a church.
Page 110 - 111. Gatsby becomes taken with Daisy from the moment he sees her and her house. He willingly makes the decision to kiss her, knowing that once he did he would lose control over his religion. As he kissed her, Daisy became the “incarnation” of his religion.
Page 145. Gatsby keeps a vigil for Daisy.
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The Buchanans’ constantly use religion to defend their reasons for disregarding their marriage. In Tom’s case, he only wants to use Myrtle as a mistress and he has no real incentive to marry her, so he defaces Christianity, by lying, a direct violation of the ten commandments, about the real reasons why he won’t leave Daisy for Myrtle. Since he blatantly disrespects the foundation of Christianity, Tom proves his only belief never laid with God, and that it always laid with himself and pleasing the needs and wants of Tom Buchanan. Similarly, Daisy uses religion to get want she wants. As Tom desecrated the foundations of Christianity so did Daisy when she uses “an act of God” as an example of punishment for sneaking away with Gatsby. She clearly knows that by being romantically involved with Gatsby, she is violating the vows of her marriage.
Page 88. Nick compares himself to Kant as he looks at Gatsby’s house.
Page 124. The eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg are described as “ke[eping] a vigil” as they look down on Nick, Jordan, and Tom.
Page 159- 160. As Michaelis tries to console George after Myrtle dies, he is astonished when George declares that the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg on the advertisement outside his house, are really the eyes of