Gatsby Questions Chapter 1

How does Nick describe himself in the beginning of the novel? Nick describes himself as someone who doesn’t pass judgement on people which was a trait passed down from his dad.
How does Nick describe Tom Buchanan? He describes Tom as an arrogant person because he cheats on his wife. Also describes him as being very wealthy but spends his money on his mistress rather than his wife.
Who is Jordan Baker? Jordan Baker is Daisy’s friend who is a competitive golfer. She is boyish, cynical, hard and direct. She doesn’t let anyone take advantage of her.
What is Gatsby doing when Nick first sees him? Gatsby is standing alone on his lawn looking across the water at Daisy’s house.
Describe the ambiguity in Nick’s descriptions of Gatsby. Nick admires Gatsby’s wealth but doesn’t admire how superficial he is. Gatsby seems like he has to play the role of a wealthy man.
How does the tone of Nick’s description of Tom reveal Nick’s feelings about Tom? Nicks description of Tom reveals he doesn’t like Tom and shows that he thinks he is a jerk.
How would you describe Daisy’s state of mind during dinner? What does she say and do which reveals her inner conflicts? Daisy seems uneasy during dinner like something is bothering her. She says the best thing a girl can be is a beautiful little fool, referring to herself.
What indication is there that Tom and Daisy are closely linked despite their marital problems? Daisy doesn’t want to leave Tom because of the wealthy lifestyle she lives. She likes having the assurance of wealth.
What indications are there that the green light will have a emotional significance to Gatsby? As Gatsby is reaching his arm out to the green light he is trembling. Maybe the light symbolizes what he is missing in his life which is Daisy

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