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What are some of the effects of 1st person narrator view?
Inside view-> one persons perspective; Truthful but also biased & one sided
What is Tom really like? How dose he treat Daisy?
Hes an abusive husband and a disloyal lover. having an affair with a women in New York and he broke Daisy's Nose.
What is Gatsby doing when Nick arrives back home from Tom's?
Standing on his dock shaking and reaching his arms out toward a green light
Whose Jordan Baker?
A pro-golfer that's friends with Daisy and meets Nick at the first dinner at Tom's
What might the Valley of Ashes represent?
Corruption, people's sin and relationships burning; moral wasteland
What is on the billboard near the Valley of Ashes?
Eyes that are looking down at the valley, the eyes have a blind look to it, all behind yellow glasses
What does the cover have to do with the billboard?
The cover has big eyes are judging and looking down at the 'wasteland'
Describe George Wilson
pale anemic (not enough iron), ghosts, lifeless, a little handsome in a pale way, white ash all over him (walking dead)
How does Tom treat Myrtle?
he has his own apartment for her and he buys her things that she likes; expensive things
What is the significance of the black dress that Myrtle wears?
Its the transformation from her old life into a life she wants
Who goes to the apartment 'party' that Tom and Myrtle have?
Myrtle, Tom, Nick, Mr. and Mrs. McKee (neighbors), and Catherine (Myrtle's sister)
Where is Nick the next morning after the apartment party? how does he get there?
wakes up at Penn Station doesn't know where is his or how he got there
How do the guest at Gatsby's house act?
The behavior o the people are associated with people at the amusement park (eat too much, destruction, sick)
True or False: Gatsby loves to sit and socialize with his guests and enjoy the party
FALSE! Gatsby likes to sit back and watch his guests, not join them.
What is a great characteristic about Gatsby?
His smile= killer; one of those rare smiles with the quality of reassurance
What does Nick find out about Jordan after Gatsby's party?
Shes incredibly dishonest; cheated at one of her golf tournaments
True or False: is Nick bothered by Jordan for being so dishonest
FALSE: doesn't bother him cause shes so pretty
"I am one of the few_______ people that I have ever known" (p. 64). Fill in the blank. Who says this?
Honest. Nick Carraway
What is some of Gatsby's war experience?
he fought in WWI and he was first lieutenant, Argon Force, led his troops way ahead and got promoted, major battle, became a major and has several medals
Why couldnt Daisy and Gatsby get married?
Daisy's parents didnt want their 'princess' to go off and get married to Gatsby
What was daisy complaining about before her wedding?
She received a letter from Gatsby that he is returning home and she realized she still loved him and didn't want to marry Tom
What did Tom do on their honeymoon?
In California he had his first affair with one of the hotel maids
What does Gatsby want Nick to do?
Wants to invite Daisy over for tea so that Gatsby can see her again
What was Gatsby's emotions before meeting Daisy?
acting like a child, nervous, wanting to leave before she even gets there
Whats significant about the broken clock?
Gatsby wants to go back in time,but like the clock and real life you cant go back in time
Why does Daisy cry over the nice shirts?
she realizes that all this could have been hers but shes stuck living with Tom
Embarrassment, Joy, and Wonder are what?
The three emotions that Gatsby displays when being with Daisy
At the beginning of the book you see the green light as something Gatsby wants, now what does the green light represent? (chapter 5)
desire, dream and hope; Gatsby basically have Daisy now <3 yay!
What was the meaning behind the song 'Love Nest'
Love Nest is like Gatsby's mansion, its going to be a love nest
What was the meaning behind the song 'Ain't we Got Fun?'
rich people just go out and have fun all the time with their money and parties
what was Gatsby's attraction to Daisy?
he wants things to go back to there they were in love those 5 years ago.
what are the two things that Daisy's voice symbolize?
1. voice is like money
2. her voice is like a deathless song
What are the 5 things that Dan Cody teaches Gatsby?
1. not to drink
2. not to trust gold diggers
3. not to trust lawyers
4. how to look and act rich
5. worldly knowledge
"Cant you repeat the _______? Why of course you can!" Who says this? fill in the blank.
Past. Gatsby says this
What was significant about the dead flowers and crushed fruit Gatsby and Daisy walked by?
the past is dead
Who is Trimalchio?
a character created by Roman satirist Petronius- hes known as a vulgar upstart whose low origins are shown by his extravagance and ostentation
What does Daisy day to Gatsby to make Tom realize that they love each other?
"Oh you look so cool, you always look cool"
What makes George Wilson physically sick?
he had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world
What mistake does Myrtle make when she looks outside from the window?
She thinks that Jordan is Diasy
What is significant about the Wedding that is being held in the plaza?
a wedding is going on while one is falling apart
How old does Nick turn in New York and how is it significant?
he turns 30; times almost up its time to grow up and start judging
What does Tom say about Gatsby and his driving?
"God damn coward didn't even stop the car" (He though Gatsby was driving but really Daisy was)
What is significant about Daisy flashing the lights?
its a sign that Gatsby to come in and save her if Tom starts to beat her
True or False: Daisy is for sure going to leave Tom when his back is turned.
False, shes shallow and since Tom buys her expensive things shes going to stay with him
Why did Daisy marry Tom and not wait for Gatsby?
She had to follow the status of pretty women back then, Tom had everything that she wanted to revolve her life around
"She wanted her life shaped now... _____, _____, and ______... close at hand"
love, money and practicality
What is significant about Spring, Summer, and Autumn?
Autumn= Life starts over again in the fall- things dying (Myrtle and Gatsby)
Spring= New start new life new job
Summer= nothing but parties and love, the affair
What changed about Jordan and Nick?
Nick didn't like how careless she was and her carelessness attitude
Who is portrayed as God?
The billboard, the eyes of T.J. Eckleburg are like the eyes of God, he sees all
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