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The Great Gatsby
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What does Nick really like about Gatsby?
Gatsby has a romantic hopefulness about him. Everything else about Gatsby is exactly what Nick despised in a person but he decides that Gatsby turned out alright in the end because he had true character.
Why is Nick disillusioned? What does he no longer have false ideas about?
He sees Tom and Daisy as they really are. He sees what they did to Gatsby.
What is Gatsby doing the first time Nick sees him?
Holding out his arms to the water on his dock, looking at Daisy's green light
Who was the "5th guest's shrill metalic urgency" referring to in Chapter 1?
Myrtle calling Tom on the phone during dinner.
Where is the Valley of Ashes?
Between NYC & Long Island (East & West Egg)place where George & Myrtle Wilson live.
What is the Valley of Ashes & what does it represent?
A place where ashes have been dumped by the road. The empty lives that are devoid of ideals or spirituality.
How is the novel narrated?
In flashback by Nick Carraway
What is Dr. TJ Eckleberg?
the billboard located in the Valley of Ashes that serves as the eyes of God.
What does Jordan do the first night that she meets Nick that might be considered rude?
She eavesdrops on their conversation.
What do people like and notice about Daisy?
She has a thrilling voice.
What happens the night before Tom & Daisy gets married?
She gets a letter from Gatsby. She gets drunk and cries and locks herself in a room
What do Nick and Gatsby have in common?
They served in the same army area and saw each other there and they are neighbors in west egg
What do the West Eggers represent?
"New money", the wealthy vulgar people
What do Gatsby's parents do?
They are poor farmers who were unsuccessful and Gatsby resented them.
What does Gatsby do before coming home from the army?
He attends Oxford College for two months
Why doesn't Gatsby inherit the $25,000 from Dan Cody?
Ella Kaye, his wife, prevents Gatsby from inheriting.
What does Tom realize when he sees Daisy looking at Gatsby?
Realizes that Daisy loves Gatsby.
How did Gatsby make his money?
He had drugstores that illegally sold alcohol.
Why do Nick & Jordan break up?
He sees that she is just like Tom & Daisy. Careless & rich.
Why did Gatsby change his name when he was younger?
He wanted to show that he was different from his parents and that he could take a completely different path and become successful unlike them. He didn't want to have anything to do with them and their amount of failure.
How does Nick feel about the East at the end of the story?
He rejects it. It reminds him of the grotesqueness of the people.
What does Nick learn at the end of the novel?
Tom and Daisy don't have any real values. They are insensitive when it comes to others.
What is the difference between East Egg and West Egg?
East Egg= old money; West Egg= new money, "less fashionable"
What does Tom represent?
Arrogrance or lack of morals from the rich
How does Tom feel about the changes in society?
He's scared and bothered by it. He's a racist and thinks that peoples values are decreasing.
"I married him because I thought he was a gentleman...I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn't fit to lick my shoe."
Why does Nick like Gatsby better than Daisy & Tom?
Gatsby isn't stuck up and snotty. He has goals and dreams and actually has to work to get those.
What does Gatsby think that Daisy represents?
Youth, beauty, wealth, and glamour.
Who represents the American Dream?
What does the green light symbolize?
Daisy and her distance from Gatsby so when the light disappears it represents when Gatsby and Daisy began to see each other and reconnect again
What does Gatsby say about Daisy's voice?
"It's full of money."
"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy--they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money of their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made."
Nick- This shows the insensitivity of the rich. Daisy & Tom escape from their problems with their money.
How does Daisy react when she finds out how Gatsby earns his money?
She withdraws from Gatsby.
"It makes me sad because I've never seen such - such beautiful shirts before."
Daisy- realizes that he did it all for her.
"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . .
Nick-This shows Gatsby's American Dream and the struggle that it has created for him. He can never repeat the past.
"Can't repeat the past?... Why of course you can!"
Gatsby- wants to recapture his dream of life with Daisy.
"After Gatsby's death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes' power of correction. So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in the air and the wind blew the wet laundry stiff on the line I decided to come back home."
Nick- the East becomes this place for him that reminds him how they have no morals.
"He thinks she goes to see her sister in New York. He's so dumb he doesn't know he's alive."
Tom- comments on George Wilson. Shows Tom's arrogance.
"It takes two to make an accident."
Jordan- shows how careless she is.
"Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known."
Nick- believes that he's honest, but he's not so honest in the East.
Husband of Daisy, cheating with Myrtle, rich, lives in East Egg.
narrator, Gatsby's neighbor, Daisy's distant cousin
Rich wife of Tom, past love of Gatsby who becomes his lover again, distant cousin of Nick, hits Myrtle with a car, lives in East Egg
a wealthy man who makes money through illegal means, past love of Daisy who becomes her lover again, killed by George
wife of George Wilson, mistress of Tom, poor, lives next to Valley of Ashes under Dr TJ Eckleburg's sign, hit by car Daisy was driving
husband of Myrtle, owns garage next to Valley of Ashes, thinks Dr TJ Eckleburg is God. Murders Gatsby.
dates Nick, liar, professional golfer, cheated at golf, tells Nick she's engaged after he dumps her.
a gambler who is involved in illegal activity, Gatsby's business partner, fixed 1919 World Series, refuses to go to Gatsby's funeral
Who is the embodiment of Jazz music?
What major flaw did Fitzgerald have?
Alcoholic; died of a heart attack
Fitzgerald's birth date/location
St. Paul, 1986
Who was Zelda?
Fitzgerald's wife; slowly became very mentally ill; died in a hospital fire; had a baby girl named Francis; cheated on Fitzgerald and was never forgiven
Year of publication of Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald had an affair with her after Zelda had become mentally ill and he worked with her in Hollywood
Richard E Byrd
American Naval officer
American gangster who attained fame during prohibition era; part of organized crime premises
period of severe dust storms damaging agriculture and ecology in america
first female to fly solo across the atlantic
series of evening radio addresses given by President Roosevelt
Six-time world series champion in baseball
31st president of US
J Edgar Hoover
Directer of the FBI
Popular name for shanty towns built by homeless people during Great Depression
elevated popularity of wrestling
a series of domestic programs including laws after the great depression
dust bowl migrants
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
US Track and field 4 time gold medalist
Tennessee Valley Authority
federally owned in the US to provide flood control, electricity, etc
Works Progress Administration
largest US New Deal agency employing in America
Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop gangs and criminal growth
type of organized crime mainly loan sharking and fraud
National association for the advancement of colored people
Franklin D Roosevelt
32nd president of US
longest serving 1st lady; activist for feminism; democrat
Susan B Anthony
huge part of women's suffrage movement and anti-slavery petition collector
30th president of US
Stock Market Crash
1929- largest of US history; led to 10 year depression
American lawyer and lead member of american civil liberties union
severe worldwide economic downfall
northern, urban, single, young, middle-class women
Navy petroleum reserves at teapot Dome to private oil companies for low prices
Charles A Lindbergh
instant world fame for nonstop flight from NYC to Paris
nationwide ban on sale and production of alcohol 1920-1933; eighteenth amendment
promotional fear of potential rise of comunism
Boston Red Sox popular outfielder for 22 seasons in MLB
Sacco and Vanzetii
Italian born anarchists convicted of murdering and robbing a shoe factory in Massachusetts
John scopes was accused of teaching human evolution in schools
prohibits intoxicating beverages
moral or cultural decline by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury
the right to vote in political elections
Secret rooms with bars and illegal alcohol consumption
The Cotton club
a famous jazz club
Electricity, highways, road signs, hotels, telephones, radios
Why was F. Scott Fitzgerald named
named after Francis Scott Key, author of star spangled banner
Fitzgerald's schooling and service
Princeton drop out, fancy schooling his whole childhood, served in army in 1917
philosophy of doing what's pleasurable (embodied by Fitzgerald)
The lost generation
The generation of young men who returned from war disillusioned with life
Values of discovery, individualism, pursuit of happiness and prosperity
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