The Great Gatsby C2
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Who lived in the valley of ashes?
Describe the billboard of Dr. T. J. Eckleburay.
gigantic blue eyes looking from yellow spectacles, no nose/face; forgotten
Where is Nick going with Tom?
Where do they stop on their way to this place?
the valley of ashes
Who is George?
the owner of the car garage
Who is Myrtle?
What is Tom's opinion of George?
he's "so dumb he doesn't know he's alive"
What does Tom buy on his way and why?
a dog for Myrtle
Who is Catherine?
What kind of work does Mr. McKee do?
What happened to Nick for the second time in his life?
he got drunk
Give two rumors about Gatsby.
he's Kaiser Wilhelm's cousin or nephew; he gets his money from him
According to Catherine, why doesn't Tom get a divorce?
Daisy is a Catholic (not really) and doesn't believe in divorce
Why (What?) does Myrtle think of George?
he's not worthy of her
At the apartment, what did Tom do to Myrtle and why?
broke her nose; she kept saying "Daisy"
What is the valley of ashes?
a place in Queens based on the Corona Ash Dump where Brooklyn dumped ashes from the city's coal furnaces; ashes make up everything
What is the railroad that is by the road?
Long Island railroad
Why might the billboard have been there?
an oculist put it there for revenue, then retired or moved away
Why did Nick get to meet Myrtle?
there's a delay for the train (usually 1-30 mins)
Do a lot of people believe in Tom's mistress? Why are they annoyed?
yes; he turned up in popular restaurants and left to her talk to others
Did Nick want to meet her?
no; he was just a little curious
Does Nick go willingly?
no; Tom tugs him out of the car
How do they get to the garage? What is the only visible building?
walking 100yd; a yellow brick building
Describe main street.
Empty; 3 shops; 1 for rent, 1 24-hr restaurant, and car garage
Is the car garage busy?
no, the only car visibly is a dusty wrecked Ford
Where are the apartments?
blond, spiritless, anemic, blue eyes, faintly handsome
How does Wilson seem when Tom shows up? Tom?
hopeful; Tom seems happy but turns cold when Wilson mildly insults him
30-ish, stout, gracefully carries extra weight, unbeautiful face, has vitality (strong energy), blue dress
How does Myrtle get rid of her husband?
tells him to get chairs; he always thinks she's out with her sister
before the 4th of July
Where do they meet Myrtle?
by the news-stand on the lower level
Where do they go? Together?
New York; sort of, Myrtle is in another car (the locals might tell)
What are Myrtle's 3 dresses?
blue, brown muslin, cream chiffon
What does Myrtle buy?
Town Tattle, movie magazine (moving-picture), cold cream, perfume
How do we know Myrtle has expensive (ish) taste?
she waits for the gray and purple cab, asks for a dog, has a ton of clothes
What dog does Myrtle want? Why does Tom get annoyed?
a police dog; the man says it's a police dog (it's more an Airedale); the man says it's a boy but Tom decides (without any reason?) it's a bitch
Where is Myrtle's apartment?
Who does Myrtle invite?
the McKees and her sister
Describe Myrtle's apartment?
top floor; small rooms, too-large furniture, copies of tabloids, Simon Called Peter, picture of hen/old lady
What is Myrtle concerned with? What does she send the elevator boy for?
the dog; straw and milk (he adds hard dog biscuits)
How does Nick remember the scene?
with a hazy cast over it (he's drunk)
What does Nick go to buy? What happens when he gets back?
cigarettes; Tom and Myrtle are gone so he reads Simon Called Peter (it makes no sense)
When do Nick and Myrtle start going by first names?
after the first drink
slender, about 30, solid sticky red bob, powdered milk white skin, plucked and redrawn eyebrows, loud pottery bracelets
Where does Nick think Catherine must live? Why? Where does she live?
the apartment; she looks possessively at the place; with a girl friend at a hotel
Describe Mr McKee.
pale, feminine man from the below apartment, respectful, just shaved and has lather on his cheekbone
How does Mr McKee play up his profession?
he's in the "artistic game"
Who made the wall painting?
What does Nick think of Catherine? What does she say?
she's shrill, languid, handsome, and horrible; her husband photographed her 127 times since marriage
How did Myrtle's personality change with her dress?
her vitality is replaced with impressive haughtiness; actions become more violent
What does Mrs. Eberhardt do?
look at feet in people's homes
What is the dress talk?
Mrs. McKee compliments it; Myrtle rejects it; Catherine says Chester could take a good picture
Why does Tom say they're going to fall asleep? What does Myrtle go get? Why is she irritated? How do they all act?
the McKees have nothing to drink; mineral water and ice; she told the boy about ice and he isn't back; like they're the center of the world
How does Gatsby come up?
Chester talks about work he's done on Long Island; Catherine asks where Nick lives; Nick says West Egg (where Gatsby is)
How does Catherine feel about Gatsby?
she's scared of him; would hate for him to get anything on her
What does Mrs McKee suggest?
Chester take pictures of Catherine
Where does Chester want to work? What does Tom suggest?
Long Island (can't get a way in); Myrtle could write a letter of introduction to her husband so Chester could do some studies of him (George B Wilson at the Gasoline Pump)
What does Catherine whisper to Nick?
Neither of them (Myrtle/Tom) can stand who they're married to
What is Catherine's opinion on Myrtle and Tom?
they should divorce and get married to each other right away
Who is the "she" in Myrtle's "Doesn't she like Wilson either?"
Who, according to Catherine, is keeping them apart? Why?
Daisy; she's Catholic and doesn't believe in divorce
Is Daisy Catholic?
What, according to Catherine, are Tom and Myrtle going to do when they get married?
live in the West until it blows over (Europe is too high-profile)
What happened to Mrs McKee (?) when they were just in Monte Carlo?
they gypped $1200 on private rooms in 2 days and had an awful time getting back
What was Mrs McKee's (Lucille) near mistake?
marrying someone who'd been after her for years
What mistake did Myrtle make?
marrying the guy who'd been after her for years
Why did Myrtle marry George?
she thought he was a gentleman (and denies she was crazy about him)
THERE'S GONNA BE A LOT OF THESE
How did Myrtle know she'd made a mistake?
George borrowed someone's suit to get married in and never told her, and a man asked for it while he was out so she gave it to him (then cried)
How long has Myrtle been married/living in the garage?
Is Catherine drunk? They're on the second bottle of whiskey.
What does Tom get?
What happens every time Nick tries to leave?
he gets roped back into an argument
How did Myrtle meet Tom?
they were facing each other last on the train (she going to New York for a night w/ her sister), can't stop looking at him but pretends to look at an ad; at the station he pressed against her arm and she fake-threatened to call the police, then got into a cab with him because "you can't live forever" (YOLO lemme hit this guy up even though I'm married)
What is Myrtle going to give Lucille?
What does Myrtle have to do (buy)?
a massage, wave, dog collar, cute ash tray with a spring, wreath with black silk bow for her mom's grave for all summer
When did Chester fall asleep? What does Nick do?
10; wipe off the lather
What happens around midnight?
Tom and Myrtle are face to face, arguing about if Myrtle has any right to mention Daisy's name
What does Myrtle do? Tom?
say Daisy over and over; break her nose with his open hand
What does Chester do when he wakes up?
look at his wife and Catherine scolding and consoling, stumbling about, and Myrtle bleeding on the sofa, trying to spread a Town Tattle on the tapestry of Versailles, and leaves
When does Nick leave?
right after Chester
What does Chester invite Nick to? Where? Does Nick agree?
lunch; anywhere; yes
What's up with the last page about the guy in underwear and portfolio?
Nick gets too drunk to remember how he got to bed
What is Nick's morning commute?
4am train from Pennsylvania Station
Who is the "she" in Myrtle's "Doesn't she like Wilson either?"
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