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Not textual evidence, but authorial intent seems relevant here. In an interview, Collins said this: But given all that, you still need to leave room for Snow's personality. Is he a product of nature or nurture? Everyone of his generation experienced trauma, loss, and deprivation. And yet Sejanus, Tigris, Lucy Gray, and Lysistrata turned out very differently....


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He still can't confess his feelings for her Jay Gatsby idolizes Daisy to an absurd level and yet he is unable to confess his feelings to her. He has set up an elaborate party for her, trying to make everything perfect, but now, when she's here, he can't bring himself to confess his feelings for fear of rejection. Thus, the entire party was a mistake, either ...


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