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The Great Gatsby Unit

This is for the novel Great Gatsby.
Where did Nick graduate from ?
When did Nick come to West Egg?
In summer of 1922
Why did he move to West Egg ?
To get into bond business
Where are the twin villages of East Egg and West Egg located?
Twenty miles from the New York city
Who is Nick's Cousin ?
Who is the main protagonist ?
Jay Gatsby
Why does Gatsby throw lavish parties ?
Hoping that daisy would meet him one day.
Tom Buchanan
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.
Where does Nick first meet Jordan ?
In the beginning of the story at Tom's house.
Tom Buchanan girlfriend
Myrtle Wilson
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.
Some other themes in Great Gatsby
Honesty, Class, religion, World War 1.
Major symbols
The green light, the valley of ashes, the eyes of Dr. Tj Eckleburg
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.
Jordan Baker
Is a golfer, friend of Daisy. Nick falls in love with her.
How does Nick describe Daisy's voice
Low and thrilling
Who tells Nick about the affair of Tom and Myrtle
Where does Tom take Nick in chapter 2 ?
To Wilson's garage.
Myrtle Wilson
Tom's Girlfriend. Wife of George Wilson.
Who does Nick meet at Myrtle's apartment
Catherine- Myrtle's Sister. Mr and Mrs Mckee.
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
Why is Nick unusual at Gatsby's party ?
He is actually invited to the party
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.
Whom does Nick and Jordan run into at Gatsby library ?
A middle aged man- Owl eyes (nick name)
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
Jay Gatsby
what favor does Gatsby ask Nick ?
To arrange a reunion with Daisy
Gatsby's real name
James Gatz
Gatsby's past
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.
Who is Gatsby's childhood friend ?
Dan Cody
who does nick find at Gatsby's house in chapter 6 ?
Tom, Mr and Mrs Solane
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.
Who does Gatsby meet at Daisy's house ?
Daisy's daughter
Who starts the conversation of going to the city ?
Why does Nick reject Gatsby's offer of business?
He says his hands are full
repeating same consonant sound at the beginning of words
the main character; the hero
the way a writer makes the character seem real to the reader
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.
the greatest turning point in the story
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."
something that is not as seems; often it is the exact opposite of what it appears to be.
a situation or statement in a story that seems to contradict itself.
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
paradox example
Less is more
pronounced dee-noo-ma. Follows the climas and leads to the resolution
Denouement example
Nick decides the East isn't for him and he is going back West
The Great Gatsby was about the northeast.
Myrtle's apartment is described as "one slice in a long white cake of apartment houses
Who was driving the yellow car when myrtle was hit ?
What does Nick suggest Gatsby in Chapter 8 ?
To leave long island and Daisy
Witness at the inquest inquiring into the death of Myrtle Wilson.
Man who calls Nick Carraway after Gatsby's death and says Gatsby had his tennis shoes. He wants them back.
He is older than the hills. He ate everything in the house.
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.
Does a lot of people attend Gatsby's funeral ?
Why does Geroge kill Gatsby ?
He thinks Gatsby was the one who hit Myrtle, his wife, with a car.
How does George kill Gatsby ?
He shoots him in his pool