Gatsby ch 3

Why does Gatsby throw huge, expensive parties for people he doesn’t know? To get Daisy’s attention
Describe two ways Nick differs from other guests at the party? He is an American and was actually invited
What does the owl-eyed find extraordinary about the books in Gatsby’s library? They’re real
Why does the owl-eyed man describe Gatsby as a real Belasco? He has a big library and Belasco is a major theater producer
What is the significance of the owl-eyed man? Older people tend to be wiser and owls are wise creatures. He also may have more knowledge about Gatsby unlike everyone else
What does the reaction of the drivers of the wrecked automobile suggest about the values of Gatsby’s guests? They’re simplistic
What does Nick learn about Jordan after he’s spent some time with her? She plays golf, she enjoys parties, and she’s a liar
What is the significance of Jordan’s lies? Her and Gatsby both tell lies
What does Nick’s judgements reveal about his character? He judges people for poor behavior, but not in an obnoxious or rude manner
Describe Gatsby the first time Nick sees him He’s very kind, makes Nick feel at home, and has an elegant vocabulary
What rumors have been told about Gatsby? He killed a man and was a spy in the German war
What does Nick think of Gatsby after meeting him? He is surprised at how young and formal he is
How is Gatsby different from his guests? He isn’t drunk
Why does Nick decide to share his thoughts and feelings with Jordan? He was surprised at Gatsby’s attitude and personality
Nick thinks he’s one of the few honest people he knows, why? He’s keeps it real and doesn’t have a problem with being open about life

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