Holden and Codi Noline from Animal Dreams both have problems with time. Codi finds comfort in transience, yet is troubled by what she cannot control - her past. Holden is the exact opposite, wishing to "hold on" to his past, his oblivion. Time really sucks for all of us. It causes the majority of deaths, the majority of suffering. Even Gatsby, however great he was, could not defeat time or escape time. If Gatsby couldn't even do anything about time, why should we be able to?