The great Gatsby ch 2

Describes the setting of ashes where George and Myrtle live. What aspects of the setting imply that it is intended to have a symbolic meaning as well as a literal one? The Valley of Ashes is the wasteland between the east and west egg. It is where the lower class lives. It symbolizes Wilson and how he is made of ashes because he repairs cars and can’t achieve the American dream.
How does Nick meet Tom’s mistress? Nick meets Tom’s mistress on a train when it was stopped.
Describe George Wilson. How does he react to Tom’s arrival? Spiritless, slightly handsome. Excited to see Tom to fix his car because he needs the money
How does Myrtle behave as the party progresses? Everyone is drinking at the party which causes Myrtle’s behavior to get a little out of hand. She starts chanting Daisy’s name that gets Tom mad.
How does Fitzgerald describe Myrtle Wilson? Does her physical appearance reflect her character in any way? He describes her as being stout in her mid 30s and has a corse voice. Yes her personality is harsh like her.
Compare the setting of the party in this chapter with the setting of the dinner party in chapter one. The first chapter was more reserved and was mostly wealthy people. The second chapter was loud with more people and commotion going on.
Why does Tom attack Myrtle at the end of the party? How does this exemplify Fitzgerald’s description of Tom in chapter one? He attacks her for chanting Daisy’s name and breaks her nose. It shows how he’s can be violent as described in the first chapter.

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