Great Gatsby Ch. 3

What happens at the beginning of the chapter? Nick is observing that Gatsby is having a party next door and he recollects a time that he went to one of Gatsby’s parties. He describes the environment and the behavior of the guests.
How does Nick describe the party? He describes the atmosphere of Gatsby’s parties as elegant, extravagant, wild in a way, and opulent. There is lots of laughter, music and dancing and it can be kind of overwhelming at times. He tells us that the people act crazy as at an amusement park and later in the chapter, when Nick is recalling his experience, he tells us that most of the guests don’t even know Gatsby!
What happened when Nick asked partygoers where to find Gatsby? They stared at him in an amazed way and denied any knowledge of Gatsby’s whereabouts.
Who does Nick meet at the party? Jordan Baker
What happens when Nick is with Jordan? Two girls in yellow dresses recognize Jordan and talk to her. She seems not to remember who they are, but they tell her that they met her at another of Gatsby’s parties about a month ago.
One of the girls’ names is revealed. What is it? Lucille
What is the topic of conversation? Jordan’s golf tournament, Lucille’s hair and the dress she would have worn, and how it was thought that Gatsby killed a man once. Lucille disagrees and says that he was just a spy in the war.Then Nick, Jordan, Lucille and and others start gossiping about their opinions on the matter.
What happens after the conversation? Jordan and Nick go looking for the host because they had never met him. Then they meet a drunken man who gives them a lecture on books. Nick also meets someone from the Third Division–Ninth Machine-Gun Batallion. The two men start talking about villages in France. The man turns out to be Gatsby!

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