Great Gatsby 1-4

How does the narrator describe Gatsby? The narrator describes Gatsby as having an”extraordinary gift of hope, a romantic readiness”.
From where did the narrator come and why? The narrator came from the Midwest to work on Wall Street as a bondsman.
Describe the narrator’s house. It is described as “an eye-sore” that is “squeezed between two mansions”.
Describe the Buchanans’ house. It is “a cheerful red-and-white Georgian mansion”.
How does Nick know Daisy and Tom? Nick and Daisy are second cousins; Nick and Tom knew each other in college.
Describe Tom. What is our impression of him in Chapter 1? Tom is a thirty year-old man who is very cocky and has a very dominating demeanor about him, which includes his racism. Tom is not the sort of person almost anyone would want to know, especially today.
What kind of person is Daisy? Daisy is very sad, pretty, careless, and selfish.
What did Miss Baker tell Nick about Tom? Mrs. Baker tells Nick that Tom has a mistress.
When asked about her daughter, what does Daisy say? Daisy says that she “hopes she grows up to be a fool”.
How is Gatsby introduced into the novel? He is mentioned in a conversation which the characters have at the Buchanan’s house.
Chapter 2
What is the “valley of ashes”? The “valley of ashes” is an industrial zone.
What are the “eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg? They are a painting on a billboard made for an oculist’s business, but the billboard is now faded.
Who did Tom take Nick to meet? Tom took Nick to meet Myrtle.
Identify Myrtle and George Wilson. Myrtle is Tom’s mistress, and George is Myrtle’s wife.
What did Mrs. Wilson buy while she was out with Tom and Nick? She buys a puppy with the money that Tom gave her.
Where did they go? What was at 158th street? They went to the apartment that Tom rents to meet his mistress at.
Identify Catherine and Mr. and Mrs. McKee. Catherine is Myrtle’s SisterMr. and Mrs. McKee are Catherine’s friends.
What does Mr. McKee tell Nick about Gatsby? He tells Nick that Gatsby was a relative of Kaiser Wilhelm.
What reason did Myrtle give for marrying George Wilson? Myrtle married George Wilson because she thought he was a gentleman.
What did Tom do to Myrtle when she mentioned Daisy’s name? He hit her, bloodying her nose.
Chapter 3
Describe Gatsby’s wealth. List some of the things that represent wealth. The marble swimming pool, the expensive juicing machine,
What kind of people come to Gatsby’s parties? People who are rich, with either new or old money.
Why did Nick Carraway go to the party? Nick Carraway was invited and he wanted to meet Gatsby.
How does Nick Meet Gatsby? Nick was talking to Gatsby, but didn’t realize it at the time. It was when Gatsby revealed his identity that Nick discovered who the man was.
What are some of the stories about Gatsby? Some say that he was a German spy. Others say that he killed a man. Even others say that
Is Gatsby a “phony”? Yes, Gatsby is a “phony”.
Describe Nick’s relationship with Jordan. They are love interests for each other, but Nick has Jordan figured out already.
Chapter 4
Who is Klipspringer? The “boarder” who stays in Gatsby’s house.
What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself? Gatsby tells Nick that he came from a rich family, attended Oxford, and fought in the Great War.
What “matter” did Gatsby have Jordan Baker discuss with Nick? He wanted them to discuss inviting Daisy over to tea at Nick’s house so he could see her.
Who is Mr. Wolfshiem? Mr. Wolfshiem is a friend of Gatsby’s, but is also a gambler and a gangster.
What does Mr. Wolfshiem tell Nick about Gatsby? Mr. Wolfshiem tells Nick that Gatsby is “the kind of man you’d like to take home and introduce to your mother and sister”.
What does Jordan tell Nick about Daisy, Gatsby and Tom? Jordan tells Nick that Gatsby and Daisy used to date before he left for the war. When Gatsby came back, he wanted to be with Daisy, but she was already married to Tom Buchanan.

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