Great Gatsby Ch.1

How does Nick describe himself at the beginning of the book? He is tolerant and doesn’t make quick judgments about people. This is why people tend to trust and confide in him.
Why has Nick come to the East? Nick went to the East because he said the MIddle West which is where he used to live was “the ragged edge of the universe”. He did not seem to enjoy where he was living anymore and he was interested in starting a life of his own somewhere else.
3. How does Nick describe Tom Buchanan? What do we learn about Tom based on the book he is reading? Tom is aggressive, arrogant, and wealthy. He thinks he can sound smart if he reads complicated books with long words in them and that people will think he’s smart if they see him reading that.
Who is Jordan Baker? What does Nick find appealing about her? Jordan Baker is a friend of Daisy’s. Nick finds her appealing because she is self-sufficient.
How does Daisy react to the phone calls from Tom’s woman in New York? she acts if she okay with it
What is Gatsby doing when Nick first sees him? He is standing on his lawn, looking towards the green light that indicates the position of the Buchanan’s dock.
Nick starts the novel by relaying his father’s advice: “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” What advantages has Nick had? Does he effectively reserve judgement? he had a 3 generation family, well educated and wealth and he father tells him not to judge because not everyone has what he says.
Describe Nick. What facts do you know about him, and what can you infer about him? What kind of a narrator do you think he will be? Nick comes from a prominent family and is fairly smart for he graduated from Yale. He seems to be a kind, non-judgmental person. I think he will tell the story honestly and from a justified point of view.
What does Tom’s behavior reveal about his character? What sort of relationship do he and Daisy have? He seems very racist and angry most of the time. He tricks himself into thinking that he is intelligent when in reality he is extremely arrogant he is very stubborn and cares only for himself, Daisy even insists that he hurt her so he cannot be a gentle man. Daisy and him do not have a good relationship.

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