Gatsby Chapter 6

When & why does James Gatz change his name? When he was 17 & he saw Dan Cody drop anchor on Lake Superior because it was who he wanted to be
What is Daisy’s real response to the party, according to Nick? She thinks the party is unnerving & appalling.
What does Gatsby tell Nick he wants Daisy to do? He wants Daisy to tell Tom she never loved him
Does Nick mean what he says that “Jay Gatsby sprang from his Platonic conception of himself”? Nick believed that Gatsby modeled himself on an idealized version of who Jay Gatsby really was
How is the comparison of Gatsby with Christ ironic? Gatsby is concerned with wealth & social status. Christ was unconcerned with money or status
If the comparison to Christ were to continue through the book, what would happen to Gatsby? Gatsby would die – for trying to save Daisy as Jesus died for us
Tom, Mr Sloane & a young lady visit Gatsby & the lady invites Gatsby to come to dinner with them. What does Gatsby’s response tell us about his social sensitivity? Gatsby doesn’t realize the invitation wasn’t real
What connection, if any, do you think this scene might have to do with Gatsby’s love of Daisy? Gatsby isn’t the best reader of people or their intentions. He doesn’t get the hint, several, & it shows
What is Gatsby’s view of the past? Gatsby wants everything to be the way he’s idealized since he & Daisy last parted. He wants the past to disappear. No Tom, no money, nothing. Just the 2 of them the way he thought it’d be
What is Gatsby giving up when he kisses Daisy? He is giving up the illusion, it was a good dream, but the girl he wants is only a memory–Now that he has her, his dream is effectively over

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