The Great Gatsby Chapter 3

Why does Gatsby throw huge parties for people he does not know? He throws parties to get Daisy’s attention.
What two ways in which Nick is different from other guests at the party? Nick was actually invited and he is an American.
What does the owl-eyed man find extraordinary about the books in Gatsby’s library? The books in Gatsby’s library are real.
Why does the owl-eyed man describe Gatsby as a Belasco? Gatsby has a huge library and does things for show like Belasco.
What does the reaction of the drivers of the wrecked automobile suggest about the values of Gatsby’s guests? The people are acting spoiled they do not care about a trashed car.
What does Nick learn about Jordan after he’s spent some time with her? He learns that Jordan is a professional golfer and a liar.
What is the significance of Jordan’s lies? Jordan wanted the society to accept her and the dishonesty she has caused.
Describe Gatsby the first time Nick sees him. Nick sees Gatsby as a positive, kind man that sees the best in people.
What rumors have been told about Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald reveal rumors rather than facts? Gatsby once killed a man, served as a German spy, and fought in the American War. Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby for having a strange history.
What does Nick think of Gatsby after meeting him? Nick sees Gatsby as a wealthy man but has a mysterious past.

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