Gatsby Ch 7

Why does Gatsby stop giving parties? Because they were for Gatsby and Daisy to get closer, but now that they are closer there is no need to give parties.
When does Tom first realize that Daisy loves Tom? When they make deep eye contact before they left for New York City.
Why is Myrtle Wilson upset when she sees Tom and Jordan? She thinks that is Tom’s wife
Why does Gatsby view Daisy’s child with surprise? Because in Gatsby’s mind the last five years in Daisy’s life do not matter, but they really did
Why does Gatsby object to letting Tom drive his car? Because he doesn’t care about Tom and he is in love with his wife.
What ironic situation is occurring on the drive to town? Tom finds out Myrtle is moving away with her husband and Daisy is in love with Gatsby. He’s losing both is mistress and wife in the same day.
What is the significance of “blocks” Biloxi? He stayed at Daisy’s house since he had fainted at her wedding, but the day after he was forced to leave Daisy’s father died.
Why is Nick pleased with Gatsby’s honesty about Ox ford? He is disappointed by the lies he told, but he wants to continue to be friends with him and continue to like him.
What has increased Tom’s hatred of Gatsby? He is very to close with his wife to begin with and then he finds out he is originally from west egg and to Tom people from the west are unimportant.
Why does Tom refer to the liaison between Daisy and Gatsby in terms of intermarriage? He believes they aren’t meant to be because Gatsby is from the west and Daisy is from the east.
Why does Tom’s defense of family life amuse Nick? Because he is being a hypocrite and having an affair.
What is the significance of Nick’s thirtieth birthday? When you hit the age of thirty you are now considered old and should settle down somewhere. Nick looks at as entering a world of loneliness and thinning hair.
Why does Tom insist that Daisy and Gatsby drive home together? After the argument between Gatsby and Daisy about her love for Tom, Daisy reveals she does not love him. Gatsby is satisfied and Tom is through nor does he want to be bothered with Daisy.
Why does Nick change his feelings toward Jordan? He is not impressed with her anymore because she is self- centered and spoiled just like the people she hangs around.
What is Nick’s attitude toward Gatsby? He feels the same way about Gatsby, he thinks they are fake, self-centered, and spoiled.
Why are Tom and Daisy reconciled? Even though Gatsby is wealthy, they still cant be together because of how he got it.
Who is Trimachio? Explain how this describes Gatsby. He was a freeman who gained wealth through hard work and threw large parties to impress his guests. Gatsby did the same thing, he threw parties to impress his guests with his wealth.
Describe Daisy and Gatsby’s s new relationship. They are finally happy together and no one is no longer standing their way.
Compare George Wilson and Tom. What did each man learn about his wife and how did they each react? They were both chatting. Georg wanted Myrtle to understand what she was doing was wrong. Tom wanted Daisy to know why she was lying.
If Daisy says shes never loved Tom, is there someone whom she thinks she loves? Gatsby
Describe the fight between Gatsby and Tom. What do these men think of each other? How are they similar and how are they different? The fight between these two arose because tom did not like Gatsby since he is a lar, hes from west egg, and is rich by default. Tom thinks hes better than Gatsby just because hes from the east. They are similar because they’re both liars and they are different because Gatsby respects women and Tom doesn’t.
What do you think Tom and Daisy were saying to each other in the kitchen? Do you think that Tom knew Daisy was driving the “death car”? Why, why not? Tom is in a very deep conversation with Daisy and concerned about her safety. Yes i think Tom knew because he told Mr. Wilson it was Gatsby’s car that hit Myrtle and that is why he thought he had to get revenge.
At this point, how would you end the novel? That no one is safe and Tom is the real “killer” in this story.

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