the great Gatsby chapter 6 study guide questions

When does James Gatz change his name? Why? Gatsby was 17 when he changed his name because he wanted a better life since he was poor.
What is Daisy’s real response to the party, according to Nick? Daisy’s response to the party according to Nick was that she didn’t like the party.
What does Gatsby tell Nick he wants Daisy to do? Gatsby tells Nick he wants Daisy to go up to Tom, reject him and come to him. He wanted it to be the same as it was before the war.
Plato held that reality was an imperfect reflection of an ideal, permanent realm. With this in mind, what would you say Nick means when he says, “Jay Gatsby sprang from his Platonic conception of himself”? I think Nick means that Gatsby achieved more than what Gatsby actually wanted to accomplish or he accomplished more than what would’ve been expected.
What is ironic about Dan Cody? Dan Cody is ironic because he is a self made man
What parallel is suggested by the fact that Gatsby never gets the inheritance bequeathed to him by Cody? Gatsby never getting the inheritance suggested that Gatsby got his money from his own version of working with the mafia and that he had started from the bottom to.
How truthful was Gatsby when he relayed the story of his life to Nick? Why does Fitzgerald tell the story of Jay Gatz now? Gatsby was not truthful at all when he told Nick his life story. Fitzgerald tells the story of Jay Gatz now so we know the real story about hi past and overall background.
Describe the meeting of Tom and Gatsby. What does this meeting reveal about them? The meeting of Tom and Gatsby is very awkward and their conversation is small talk. This reveals that they are both immature.
Why did Daisy and Tom find Gatsby’s party loathsome? Daisy and Tom found Gatsby’s party loathsome because people who were not invited showed up and how how popular Gatsby was without being known for what he does work-wise.
How did Gatsby measure the success of his party? Gatsby measures the success of his party by how many people show up.
When Nick told Gatsby the “…you can’t repeat the past”, Gatsby replied, “Why of course you can!” Do you agree with Nick or Gatsby? Why? I agree with Nick, because I think that no true feelings could ever be exactly the same.

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