gatsby questions 3

nick describes the people who attend gatsby’s parties and says, “that once there, the guests conducted themselves according to the rules of behavior associated with amusement parks.” given this, what can you conclude is nick’s opinion of gatby’s party guests? he does not have much respect for them, judging them, and this is the only time they have to party because of the prohibition
why does jordan want to leave the group from east egg? why does nick want to leave the group? it is too polite and reserved, and too boring, want to be where the fun is. nick wants to find gatsby and follows jordan around because he does not want to be alone
who is owl-eyes? what surprises him about gatsby’s library? why would this impress him? that they are real books that have not been read because the pages still stick together
what unexpected common bond do gatsby and nick share? both were in the third division in france during the war
nick says, “i was looking at an elegant young roughneck… whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd. some time before he introduced himself i’d got a strong impression that he was picking his words with care.” what is fitzgerald trying to convey here about gatsby? how should we feel about gatsby here? not very polished but looks formal and sounds very sophisticated. rough around the edges, words are practiced, something off
why do you suppose that jordan does not believe gatsby when he says that he had attended oxford college in england? he doesn’t fit jordan’s stereotype of an oxford man. he’s not naturally sophisticated, trying too heard
in what ways is gatsby’s behavior at his party quite unlike the behavior of most of his guests? he doesn’t party or drink, just watches the party guests.
toward the end of the party, we have the unflattering description of husbands and wives and also the drunk who has crashed his care. what is fitzgerald’s deeper message to us here? rich people drive recklessly because they have a surplus a money. owl eyes gets into an accident and goes into a ditch because he was drunk. money doesn’t make them happy, they have to go back to their normal boring lives
jordan declares to nick that she “hates careless people.” explain the irony here she cheats her way to the top and is the most careless person in the room, doesn’t care for anyones’ feelings except her own

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