Was Ewing Klipspringer supposed to be a gay character in "The Great Gatsby"? My theory is that he is gay, considering there is textual evidence, and that he lives in Gatsby's home.
Here are some quotes that I found that support this theory:
When Klipspringer had played The Love Nest he turned around on the bench and searched unhappily for Gatsby in the gloom.
This quote is from page 95 of The Great Gatsby. It states that Klipspringer searched unhappily at Gatsby in the gloom. It also states that Klipspringer turned around the bench, which could indicate some form of romance.
More evidence can be found on page 62:
A man named Klipspringer was there so often and for so long that he became known as 'the boarder' - I doubt if he had any other home.
This is really strong evidence that proves Klipspringer is gay, considering even Nick doubts Klipspringer "had any other home" - indicating he has moved into the house and searched for love in Gatsby.
I know that after Gatsby died Klipspringer only called for a butler to send a pair of tennis shoes and didn't attend his funeral. Despite this, based on the evidence shown, Klipspringer seemed to love him, looking "unhappily at him in the gloom" and having no other home.
Is there any other evidence that characterizes Klipspringer as gay? (essays from scholars, etc.)