Gatsby 8

At the beginning of the chapter, the story is interrupted at its most dramatic point. What is the authors purpose in breaking the story here? They reffered back to the story of Dan Cody and how daisy was the first nice girl that Gatsby had ever known. It fills the open gaps on their relationship
What had prompted Gatsby to talk freely to Nick now, when he was unwilling to do so in the past? Tom has broken him down with his mean accusations. The idea of who he was trying to become had been shattered and now we see who he really is on the inside. Gatsby is no longer to hide anymore because he realizes Daisy is slipping away from him. Nick knows Gatsby was NOT guilt of the murder
What further information do we learn about Gatsby? Gatsby loved Daisy for “superficial reasons” learned that Daisy dealt with Gatsby leaving for war and her moving on. Gatsby tried to get her back but went to Oxford instead. After Gatsby learns about the marriage of Daisy, he returns to Louisville to try and find her. Gatsby took what he could get and he didn’t plan on falling in love but managed to commit a holy grail.
As Nick leaves Gatsby the morning after the accident, he remarks, “They’re a rotten crowd.” Who are they? Why are they “rotten” Tom Daisy and Jordan They are rotten because they are so full of themselves due to the fact that they are the elite class, and have no concerns for others but themselves and their social group that they belong and their needs of staying the highest in society.
What is the compliment Nick pays to Gatsby? Why does Nick feel compelled to commend Gatsby? “You’re worth a whole damn bunch” Gatsby gives him a radiant and understanding smile. (154) Nick feels the urge to tell him this because Gatsby held on to his dream of getting Daisy back and watching his dream disappear right in front of him, therefore she was his external hope for everything and he could do better than her and find someone better.
Explain Nicks meaning when he balances Gatsby supposed “corruption” against his “incorruptible dream” Gatsby received money through illegal means but his dream of Daisy was incorruptible and couldn’t be damaged His corruption, all the rumors of all the bad things he had done to gain his wealth were Gatsby’s means to an end
How does Wilson view the “eyes of doctor TJ Eckleberg”? Does Wilsons statement have a symbolic level for the novel as a whole? Wilson is confused and deranged and views the “eyes of Eckleberg” as the eyes of God that sees everything. Owl eyes has classes too, and sees many things that most people do not.
Trace the moments of Gatsby and Wilson at the end of Ch. 8 what is nicks meaning when he says ” … The holocaust was complete?” The elite caused a massacre of all of those in the novel and if you didn’t have money and if you weren’t well known in society, you died. George killed Gatsby as a way of revenge for “killing his wife” when it was Daisy who was drivingShortly after he killed Gatsby, he shot himself so there was no proof on who killed him.

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