The Great Gatsby

vantageauthor story Point of view is the ______ point from which the _____ tells the _____
participantobserverlimitedomniscient The four types of point of view are first person _____, first person _____, third-person _____, and third person_____.
First Person Participant The narrator is directly involved in the action
First Person Observer Narrator is minor
Third Person Limited Narrator outside the story and limits the viewpoint to 1 characters perspective
Third Person Omniscient All-Knowing
Nick Carraway Who is the narrator of The Great Gatsby?
First- Person Participant, First- Person Observer From what point of view is the novel written?
Affects the reader by enabling us to trust our narrator How does this point of view affect the reader?
Tom Buchanan “One of the most powerful ends that ever played”
Daisy Buchanan “My second cousin”
Jordan Baker “Sometimes she and Miss Baker talked at once, things went bad”
The Buchanan home in East Egg “More elaborate than I expected”
Gatsby’s home in West Egg “Factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville”
Jay Gatsby “Gentlemen”
Fractiousness Refractory or unruly; readily angered; irritable unfractious
Peremptory leaving no opportunity for derail or refusal; self assure
Contiguous connected to
hauteur arrogance; hotenous
Defunct no longer worker; broken
Profound intense or great
Wan pale
Jauntily in a showy or self-confident manner
Permeate spread through
Rough-neck rough person
“Pearl Necklace” = Daisy’s desire for money
“Beautiful Shirts” = Daisy could have had love and money
“Silver shirt & gold tie” = $Money Gatsby’s wealth and high class
“Green Light” = Flower The green light represents something to hope for.
Gatsby killed a man, Gatsby a German spy, Gatsby is an Oxford graduate List 3 rumors Nick hears about Gatsby while Nick is at the party
Who is the man with “owl-eyed spectacles” A drunk person that Nick came across in Gatsby’s library
elaborate, formal, dazzling smile List 3 descriptions Nick provides of Gatsby when he meets him at a party.
Jordan left a borrowed car out in the rain with the top down, and then lied about it a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round. Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men According to Nick, Jordan Baker is “incurably dishonest.” List 3 pieces of evidence from this chapter to prove his claim
Nick Carraway narrates in both first and third person, presenting only what he himself observes. Nick alternates sections where he presents events objectively, as they appeared to him at the time, with sections where he gives his own interpretations of the story’s meaning and of the motivations of the other characters. Point of View
Nick’s attitudes toward Gatsby and Gatsby’s story are ambivalent and contradictory. At times he seems to disapprove of Gatsby’s excesses and breaches of manners and ethics, but he also romanticizes and admires Gatsby, describing the events of the novel in a nostalgic and elegiac tone. Tone
Summer 1922 setting (time)
Long Island and New York City settings (place)

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