Great Gatsby

The narrator of The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway
What did Daisy do when she gave birth to a girl? cried
Why does Jay Gatsby throw parties? He hopes that Daisy will come
Who says, “I hate careless people. That’s why I like you?” Jordan Baker
Gatsby can typically be found doing this during his parties Quietly observing
Nick Carraway’s greatest virtue is honesty
Jordan Baker’s profession Golfer
Meyer Wolfsheim’s cufflinks are made of human molars
What does Gatsby show Daisy that makes her cry? shirts
Who says, “Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can.” Jay Gatsby
Who is driving the car that runs over Myrtle Wilson? Daisy Buchanan
Daisy couldn’t marry Gatsby when they were younger because Gatsby was poor
Why does Gatsby fire all of his servants? To avoid gossip about Daisy
Why did Gatsby buy his house in West Egg? To be across the sound from Daisy
Who showed up unexpectedly to attend Gatsby’s funeral? his father
How Daisy feels about marrying Tom Buchanan? Reluctant
Whose brutality breaks a nose? Tom Buchanan
When Gatsby and Daisy finally meet, which emotion best describes what Gatsby was feeling? Nervousness
This is “full of money” according to Jay Gatsby Daisy’s voice
The nouveau riche or “new rich” reside in West Egg
What does Jay Gatsby reach out to across the water? What does it symbolize? the green light at the end of Daisy’s pier. It symbolizes hope, Gatsby’s dream, and/or Gatsby’s desire for Daisy
rumors that circulate about Jay Gatsby Gatsby once killed a man, he was a German spy, a bootlegger, a relative of the Kaiser and has an underwater house
Describe the Dr. T. J. Eckleburg billboard. What does it symbolize? Dr. T. J. Eckleburg eye’s are fading and have yellow glasses around them. They symbolize the eyes of God watching over the Valley of Ashes.
Who is Dan Cody and what is his relationship to Jay Gatsby? Dan Cody was a wealthy yacht owner that taught Gatsby how to live a life of luxury.
Describe the Valley of Ashes. What does it symbolize and who lives there? The Valley of Ashes is between New York City and East/West Egg. George and Myrtle Wilson live there. It is where working class people live.
Affectation unnatural or artificial behavior, usually intended to impress
Convivial friendly
Incessant continuing without interruption
Libertine one who leads an immoral life
Malevolence ill will or evil intentions
Tumultuous marked by disturbance and uproar; raising a great clatter and commotion
Aesthetic Concerned with beauty
Defunct No longer in existence or use
Elude To escape or evade
Ineffable Beyond expression
Labyrinth An intricate maze
Laudable Deserving Praise
Transitory Momentary; passing
apparition the appearance of a ghostlike figure
formidable extremely impressive in strength or excellence
West Egg This is where the “new” rich live. Jay Gatsby lives there. He recently acquired his wealth and likes to flaunt it. He drives very nice cars, has expensive parties and buys generally very nice things. The new rich have no manners and no distinct traditions. They behave wildly.
East Egg This is where the “old” rich live. Tom and Daisy Buchanan live here. The old rich are well behaved and well mannered. They enjoy customs and traditions. They are sophisticated and snobbish people.
The Valley of Ashes This is where the working class/poor people live. George and Myrtle Wilson live there. The area is very run down and grey. It is depressing and unattractive. The eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleberg watch over this area. It is a very dismal, run down industrial wasteland.

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