The Great Gatsby Review

How does the narrator describe Gatsby? The way the narrator describes Gatsby is very romantic and living in the past.
From where did the narrator come and why? The narrator came from the Mid-West to work on Wall Street for bonds.
Describe the narrator’s house. The narrator’s house is not very big. It is located between two very expensive houses on high priced land.
Describe the Buchanan’s house. The Buchanan’s house is a big mansion that was used from generation to generation that is right on the water. Where they live is considered “old money”.
How does Nick know Daisy and Tom? Nick is Daisy’s cousin and Tom went to Yale with Nick
Describe Tom. What is our impression of him in Chapter 1? The narrator gives the impression of Tom to be strong and confident in chapter 1
What kind of person is Daisy? Daisy is very carless unless it comes to money, she is very beautiful but she is very sad despite all the things she has around her.
What did Miss Baker tell Nick about Tom? Miss Baker told Nick that Tom has a mistress in the City.
When asked about her daughter, what does Daisy say? Daisy said she hopes her daughter will be a fool. She thinks being a girl is good because if you’re a fool, you don’t feel anything.
How is Gatsby introduced into the novel? The reader first meets Gatsby when he is by the water at night and reaching for something in the distance, the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock across the water.
What is the “valley of ashes”? The “Valley of Ashes” is where New York dumps its ashes. It is located between Eggs and New York.
What are the “eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg? The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg are a billboard in the valley that sees everything that is happening.
Who did Tom take Nick to meet? Tom took Nick to meet his mistress, Myrtle.
Identify Myrtle and George Wilson. Myrtle is married to George Wilson who is a mechanic that works in the valley.
What did Mrs. Wilson buy while she was out with Tom and Nick? Myrtle bought a puppy while she was out with Tom and Nick.
Where did they go? What was at 158th Street? At 158th street is Tom’s flat that he uses to have an affair with Myrtle, but they use it to throw a party
Identify Catherine and Mr. & Mrs. McKee. Myrtle has a sister that comes to the party named Catherine. Mr. and Mrs. McKee is a couple that lives in town. Nick is kind of scared of them because Mr. McKee is very girly while Mrs. McKee is loud.
What does Catherine tell Nick about Gatsby? Mr. McKee tells Nick that Gatsby is the nephew or cousin of Kaiser Wilhelm who was a German Ruler during WWI
What reason did Myrtle give for marrying George Wilson? Myrtle said the reason she married George was because she thought he was a gentleman and knew about making children.
What did Tom do to Myrtle when she mentioned Daisy’s name? When Myrtle was talking about Daisy Tom told her to stop and when she didn’t he punched her and broke Myrtle’s nose.
Describe at least two representations of Gatsby’s wealth? Gatsby’s wealth consisted of a big house, nice cars, swimming pool and large parties.
What kind of people comes to Gatsby’s parties? Everyone came to Gatsby’s parties, from old money to new money, the famous people to people who knew people.
Why did Nick Carraway go to the party? Nick went to Gatsby’s party, one, because Gatsby sent an invitation and two, he wanted to know about who Gatsby was.
How does Nick meet Gatsby? At the party Nick did not know he was talking to Gatsby until he said something. They were talking about being in the war.
What stories are told about Gatsby by other? The rumors that were going around about Gatsby were that he killed a man or he was a German spy.
Describe Nick’s relationship with Jordan. Nick and Jordan’s relationship does not start off like normal ones, Nick did not think anything of her but as the story goes on the relationship heats up.
Who is Klipspringer? Klipspringer is always at Gatsby’s house and he is referred to as “The boarder”.
What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself? In the car Gatsby tells Nick that he studied at Oxford, he mentioned that he was a war hero and where he was from. He showed Nick his medal and a picture.
What “matter” did Gatsby have Jordan Baker discuss with Nick? Gatsby told Nick to invite Daisy for tea, and then Gatsby will casually drop by. Jordan tells Nick a story about Gatsby and Daisy.
Who is Mr. Wolfshiem? Mr. Wolfshiem is Gatsby’s business partner and he fixed the World Series.
What does Mr. Wolfshiem tell Nick about Gatsby? Mr. Wolfshiem tells Nick that Gatsby is the kind of guy you can take to meet your mother, a gentleman, and he confirms that Gatsby went to Oxford.
What does Jordan tell Nick about Daisy, Gatsby and Tom? Jordan tells Nick about how Daisy fell in love with Gatsby. She also tells about how Daisy married Tom and had a baby girl later.
Describe the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. The meeting between Gatsby and Daisy was very awkward. Gatsby did not know how to act around her since it had been years since they last saw each other.
How long did it take Gatsby to make the money to buy the mansion? It took three years for Gatsby to make the money to build his mansion.
What did Gatsby do to impress Daisy? Gatsby plans a reunion at Nick’s house, and then he uses materials to impress her because she is from old money so she has everything you could ever want. Gatsby worked hard to try and be apart of her standard of living and then he lets all of his staff go so they could talk about their relationship with out rumors getting out about them or an affair.
What had the green light on the dock meant to Gatsby? The green light that Gatsby would look at all the time represented his want for Daisy and how he would never be apart of that kind of life. It represented money and how he would never fit in.
What does this line from the book mean? “The vitality of his illusion had gone beyond Daisy beyond everything.” The line is about Gatsby’s obsession. He was obsessed with Daisy and the idea that he could win her back. When they met after years of being apart he fell in love all over again.
What is Gatsby’s real name and where is he from? He was born James Gatz on a North Dakota farm. He attended college in Minnesota at St. Olaf’s where he dropped out two weeks later because he did not want to be a janitor to pay for his tuition.
What did Dan Cody do for Gatsby? Cody worked on a boat when Gatsby saved him out at sea. Cody was a mentor or a father figure for Gatsby.
What is Daisy’s opinion of Gatsby’s party and how does it affect him? Daisy tries very hard to be impresses by parties but since Tom is there and the parties reflect the present day which daisy does not like to live in. Daisy does not want to deal with responsibility of life. Daisy trying to show she was impressed set her apart the most because she over emphasized it to the extreme.
What does Gatsby want from Daisy? Gatsby wants Daisy to leave Tom just because he asked. Gatsby built up his fortune in hopes he would win Daisy back with it.
What was Gatsby’s reaction to Daisy’s child? He was very surprised when he saw Daisy’s child.
What did Wilson do to Myrtle? Why? George Wilson locked Myrtle in her room until they were able to leave the city. He was afraid she was having an affair and did not want her to get away.
Why do the four drive into the city on such a hot afternoon? Daisy wanted to leave the city because she did not want to talk about things with Gatsby and Tom in the same room
What does Gatsby think about Daisy’s relationship with Tom? Gatsby believes that Daisy never loved Tom.
What is Daisy’s reaction to both men? Daisy is torn between Tom and Gatsby. She wants the freedom and non-responsibility that Gatsby give her but she knows that he could not support a relationship for the rest of her life.
What happens on the way home from New York? On the way home from New York, Daisy dives home to calm herself down. When they pass by Myrtles house, she runs out in front of Gatsby’s car and was hit. Instead of stopping to make sure everything was okay Daisy kept going.
Which of these statements about other characters’ reactions to Myrtle’s death is true? Wilson felt guilty and responsible for her having an affair. Tom’s first instant was to protect himself and say the car that hit his wife was not his. He later cried about it. Nick wanted to be alone but felt bad about George losing his wife. Gatsby’s concern was for Daisy. He did not care about the details of the accident, all he cared about is getting Daisy and leaving.
How are Daisy and Tom alike? Both Tom and Daisy are spoiled people who get everything they want, they are very self-centered and narrow minded in the way they think.
What does Gatsby tell Nick about his past? Gatsby tells Nick that he fell in love with Daisy but he couldn’t take care of her because he was poor and she was rich. She loved him at the time but when he went off to war something changed.
What does Michaelis believe caused Myrtle to run? Michaelis believes Myrtle ran out into the street because she wanted away from George but also wanted to leave with Tom. She believed he really loved her over Daisy.
Why did she run? Myrtle ran because she thought Tom was in the Yellow car due to her seeing him in it earlier. She wanted Tom and not George
Why does Wilson believe that Gatsby killed Myrtle? George believes Gatsby killed Myrtle because Tom told him that the yellow car is Gatsby’s.
What does Wilson do? George kills Gatsby and then shoots himself.
Why couldn’t Nick get anyone to come to Gatsby’s funeral? Gatsby did not have any close friends, all he had were the shallow people that showed up to his parties. Tom and Daisy left town after the event that happened. Mr. Wolfshiem was way to involved in various things to show up at a funeral where the person was murdered.
Who is Henry C. Gatz? Henry C. Gatz is Gatsby’s father.
Why is the book that Gatsby’s father shows Nick important to the novel? The copy of Hopalong Cassidy that Gatsby’s dad shows Nick is Gatsby’s schedules. It shows Gatsby’s desire to get ahead and make money
What happens between Nick and Jordan Baker? Nick breaks off the relationship between him and Jordan. Since she is involved with Tom and Daisy, she has picked up their irrespnsiblilities.
What does Nick say about people like Daisy and Tom? Nick says they are careless people, they smash up things and creatures and retreat back to whatever kept them together, and they let other people clean up the mess they had made.

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