Daisy's immensely wealthy husband. Tom is an arrogant, hypocritical bully. His social attitudes are laced with racism and sexism, and he never even considers trying to live up to the moral standard he demands from those around him.
Main theme behind Great Gatsby
Decay is a word that constantly comes up in The Great Gatsby, which is appropriate in a novel which centers around the death of the American Dream.
The green light Symbolism
First discovered by Nick, when he watches Gatsby standing on his lawn watching a green light coming off from the dock. he green light represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams for the future. Gatsby associates it with Daisy.
The Valley of Ashes Symbolism
It represents the moral and social decay that results from the uninhibited pursuit of wealth, as the rich indulge themselves with regard for nothing but their own pleasure. The valley of ashes also symbolizes the plight of the poor, like George Wilson, who live among the dirty ashes and lose their vitality as a result.
The Eyes of Doctor TJ eckleburg
Are the eyes on a billboard described by Nick as big blue. These eyes can be interpted for the eyes of god watching over the city.
Why does Tom break Myrtle's nose ?
Myrtle grows louder and more obnoxious the more she drinks, and shortly after Tom gives her a new puppy as a gift, she begins to talk about Daisy. Tom sternly warns her never to mention his wife. Myrtle angrily says that she will talk about whatever she chooses and begins chanting Daisy's name. Tom responds by breaking her nose
Describe Gatsby's parties
Gatsby's party is almost unbelievably luxurious: guests marvel over his Rolls-Royce, his swimming pool, his beach, crates of fresh oranges and lemons, buffet tents in the gardens overflowing with a feast, and a live orchestra playing under the stars.
What does Gatsby tell Nick about his past and wealth ?
That he attended Oxford college for five months. to have collected jewels in the capitals of Europe, to have hunted big game, and to have been awarded medals in World War I by multiple European countries.And he inherited all the wealth from his dead family.
To Nick's astonishment, the man who shares wartime memories with him and invites him to fly a hydroplane turns out to be
Gatsby was born on a North Dakota farm, and though he attended college at St. Olaf's in Minnesota, he dropped out after two weeks, loathing the humiliating janitorial work by means of which he paid his tuition
At the beginning of chapter 4, Nick mentions three rumors about the mysterious Gatsby that his guests have passed around at the parties. What are they?
That he is a boot legger. He once killed a man who found out that he was the nephew to Von hindenburg and second cousin to the devil.
Whom does Nick meet at lunch with Gatsby? What remarkable fact does Nick learn about this man afterward?
Mr. Wolfsheim. That wolfsheim is the one who has helped Gatsby to become rich. And that both of them worked together.
Why does Gatsby stop all the parties and replace his servants ?
Preoccupied by his love for Daisy, Gatsby calls off his parties, which were primarily a means to lure Daisy. He also fires his servants to prevent gossip and replaces them with shady individuals connected to Meyer Wolfshiem.
Setting of the story
The wealthy Long Island communities of West Egg and East Egg (both fictional), about 20 miles east of Manhattan. Author Fitzgerald once lived on Long Island in the village of Great Neck, Nassau County, on the north shore of the island.
Climax in Great Gatsby
The climax of the novel occurs during an argument between Gatsby and Buchanan over Daisy, who admits that she once loved Tom. Gatsby says he wants to speak to Daisy alone, but Daisy immediately says "Even alone I can't say I never loved Tom."
Point of view
Nick Carraway tells the story in first-person point of view. In describing and analyzing the characters, he sometimes relies on second-hand information, or hearsay, that he is unable to verify.
The Weather - Symbol
It represents the shifting moods of the characters. For example, Gatsby and Tom angrily confront each other in a hotel room on the hottest day of the year.
East Egg long Island
This community, where the Buchanans reside, represents the long-established aristocrats, or "old money." Its residents generally are corrupt and jaded.
West Egg, Long Island
This community, where Gatsby and Nick Carraway reside, represents the nouveaux riches, or "new money." Its residents tend to be regarded as upstart outsiders by the East Egg crowd.
What do the Tom, Gatsby, Daisy and Nick decide to after going into town ?
To rent a room in Plaza hotel
Man who calls Nick Carraway after Gatsby's death and says Gatsby had his tennis shoes. He wants them back.
Why does Fitzgerald reveal the truth about Gatsby's background at this particular point in the novel?
He wanted to us to pay attention from the beginning of the story. And he wants to us to create false impression of the characters. Perhaps he wants it to make a suspense.
What happens at the end of the story ?
Gatsby is killed by George Wilson. Daisy and Tom leave the town and so does Nick.