The Great Gatsby

What was the advice given tp Nick by his father? How do you suppose, this makes him a good person to tell this story? The advice given to Nick by his father to remember, “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, he told me, “just remember that all people in this world havent had the advantages that you’ve had.” This advice makes this father look like a smart, good person because he is thinking about others before himself and how they might feel.
What is Nick’s social class/background? how did his family make its money? Nick’s social class is living West Egg (aka the lower class living). his family made money by selling bonds.
When Nick returns from the war, why does he decide to go East? He decides to go to East Egg because one of his friends asks to rent a house with him.
How is West Egg different from East Egg? West Egg is where the lower class people lived and worked. While East Egg has all the mansions and rich people living there.
Before meeting him, what does Nick tell us about Tom Buchanan? Nick told us that he knew Tom Buchanan in college. His family is enormously wealthy. Everything that he has always wanted has been handed to him even in college. He (Tom) is now married to Daisy, Nick’s second cousin removed.
If you were going to pick one color to connect with Daisy Buchanan, what color would it be? Explain your reasoning. If I were going to pick a color to connect with Daisy Buchanan, I would pick yellow. Yellow because she is almost always in a positive, happy mood. Although she isn’t always actually happy her mask is yellow even though her soul deep down inside feels blank.
We find out that Tom has “some woman in New York.” What unflattering feature of Jordan Baker’s personality is revealed in this scene? An unflattering feature of Jordan Baker’s personality is revealed when she starts to ease drop on Tom and Daisy inside.
What’s the name of the book that Tom wants to discuss at dinner? What does this book’s content show us about Tom? The book that Tom wants to discuss at dinner is called “The Rise of the Coloured Empires’.” This book’s content shows us that Tom likes to read scientific books.
What is the reader left to think about Daisy’s emotional state and her relationship with Tom? The reader is left to think Daisy is emotionally unstable and angry about her reaction with Tom.
Who is Jordan Baker, and what has Nick heard about her? Jordan Baker is one of Daisy’s closest of friends. Nick has heard.
At the end this chapter, Nick sees Gatsby on the lawn and is about to call to him and introduce himself, but he does not. What stops Nick? What does Gatsby’s “trembling” suggest? Nick stops from introducing himself because Mr. Gatsby gives off a certain don’t disturb energy as he stood on his balcony looking towards the water.
The green light that Gatsby is staring at will become an important symbol in the book. What symbolic associations do you connect to the color green? The symbolic connect the color green to moving forward, nature, and money.

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