The Great Gatsby chapter 4

What are the two rumors are about Gatsby at the beginning of chapter 4? He is a bootlegger and he killed a man who had found out that he was a nephew to Von Hindenburg and second cousin to the devil.
What does it mean to be a leech? a person who clings to another for personal gain, especially without giving anything in return, and usually with the implication or effect of exhausting the other’s resources;parasite.
who is Klipspringer? He’s a guy that is always at Gatsby’s house referred as “the boarder”
What does it mean to be a boarder? A person that rents a room in someone’s home
Why do you think Gatsby calls Nick “old sport” all the time? He wants to get to be a really “good friend” to Nick so he can get to Daisy.
Gatsby wants to tell Nick the truth about himself on page 65. What is the truth he tells him? He was the son of wealthy people from the Middle West (San Francisco), his family all died leaving him a great amount of money, he went to Oxford (as did most of his family), then he went around the world living an extravagant life style.
Why does Nick think he is lying about it (pages 65-66)? Gatsby hurried through the telling of him studying at Oxford, as though he choked on the words.
Why does Nick finally believe the truth about Gatsby? (he shows him two things- what are they?) (pages 66-67). He shows him two things: one medal to Major Jay Gatsby for Valour Extraordinary. And the other was a photograph of Gatsby with his classmates at Oxford
‘why does Gatsby tell Nick the truth? Gatsby wants Nick to trust him
Describe Meyer Wolfsheim a business friend of Gatsby and a stereotypical gangster,
What do we learn about Meyer Wolfsheim on page 73 (job)? He is a gambler, fixed the 1919 World Series
Who does Nick see while he is out to lunch? (p73) Tom
Why is Daisy is upset with Nick? (p 73-74) Because Nick has not telephoned them or visited with her.
flashback? a part of the story that describes something that happened in the past.
What story does Jordan recall from 1917 that she tells Nick. ( p 74). (It involves Daisy and Gatsby)….it is told using a flashback She tells of a story that when Daisy was 18 she dated Gatsby and was in love. Her family prevented them from seeing each other and then she married Tom. On her wedding day she recieved a letter that upset her so much that she got drunk and wanted to call the wedding off. The ladies sobered her up and she married Tom and they were in love. Then Tom was caught with another woman, then Daisy had a baby.
Who was the officer from the flashback story? Jay Gatsby
On page76 we learn about a letter. Who do you think the letter was from? Gatsby
As told in the flashback….Who can you guess had a past relationship? Daisy and Gatsby
Why did Gatsby buy his house? To be close to Daisy
What request is Gatsby making of Nick? He wants Nick to invite Daisy to his home and let Gatsby “stop by.”
Why does Gatsby want Daisy to see his house? (what does this show about Gatsby) He wants to impress her with his wealth, status, and class.

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