Chapter 4

What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself? Gatsby is the son of some wealthy people in the middle west. Brought up in America but educated at Oxford (family tradition).
According to Jordan, what did Daisy do on her wedding day? Why? What does this reveal about Daisy? According to Jordan, Daisy had gotten drunk. The reason that being is because Gatsby had given her a letter, when he was in the war. This reveals that when she was in love with Tom(the engagement and the marriage), she was still in love with Gatsby.
What does Tom do when he and Daisy return from their honeymoon? Tom got into a car accident with the Maid he was cheating on Daisy. The maid ended up breaking her arm and it got into the Newspaper.
List all of the rumors told about Gatsby. He’s a bootlegger, he was killed a man, he’s a German spy, he’s second cousin to the devil, and he’s an oxford man.
Why does Gatsby tell Nick about his life? Do you believe Gatsby? Does Nick? He says he doesn’t want Nick to get the wrong idea based on rumors, but the way that Gatsby sort of hurries through telling about Oxford makes him seem suspicious. Nick is not sure about him.
What role does Meyer Wolfsheim play in the novel? Why is there so much focus on his nose and what does this tell you about Fitzgerald’s politics? He is a Jew. It shows his racial stereotype.
Nick says, “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” What does Nick mean? How does each character in the novel fit into this schema? Everyone falls into one of those categories.

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