Great Gatsby Ch. 7

Why, do you suppose, Fitzgerald links the behavior of the characters to the hottest day of summer? It was hot and they were very angry.
When Gatsby briefly meets Daisy’s little girl, he is somewhat unnerved. Symbolically, what does the little girl represent? She represents how irresponsible Daisy is.
What causes Tom to realize that his wife has been having an affair with Gatsby? Daisy and Gatsby make eye contact.
What does Gatsby understand about Daisy’s voice that Nick does not? It is full of money.
Describe the driving arrangement that brings the five characters into the city. -Jordan, Nick, and Tom in Gatsby’s yellow car-Gatsby and Daisy in Tom’s blue coupe
Why, do you suppose, Tom decides to let Wilson finally have the car he has been promising him? He feels guilty.
What indication is there at this point that, in Myrtle’s mind anyway, Tom has been more than a fling? She is easily jealous when it comes to him.
Besides Myrtle’s, what other eyes “kept their vigil” on the activit├ęs along the roadway? Dr. T.J. Eckleberg
As always, there is a grain of truth in what Gatsby says. In what sense is he an Oxford man? He went to college there for 5 months.
Daisy says that Tom is “revolting.” To what, can you imagine, is she referring? She referring to the fact that she’s had it with the sickening affairs and the “sprees”.
Why does Daisy have a tough time saying, as Gatsby wishes, that she never loved Tom? At one point she loved both men. She’s also afraid that once she says she never loved him then she will be Gatsby’s permanently.
Why is it so important to Gatsby that Daisy say she never loved Tom? Gatsby wants to erase the past and pretend Daisy never wanted Tom so they can get married and moved on.
How has Gatsby earned most of his money, and what does Tom say that startles Gatsby? He and Wolsheim bought a lot of streetside drug stores and sold grain alcohol over the counter. Tom also says Gatsby has something big going on but Walter Chase won’t tell him because he’s afraid Wolfsheim will kill him.
What is Daisy’s reaction to the news? She stares terrified between Gatsby and her husband and she starts to withdraw into herself. She’s never seen this side of Gatsby before and it scares her.
Describe the hit and run scene. Daisy was driving and she lost control and Gatsby tried to take control but it was too late, the car had already hit Myrtle. The two did not stop the car because Daisy asked Gatsby to take her home.
Why does Tom make the point to Wilson that he just drove the couple from New York and the yellow car does not actually belong to him? He’s afraid that Wilson will remember that Tom was in the yellow car earlier and think that he killed Myrtle. He wants to make sure Wilson doesn’t suspect him or think he did it.
What indication is there that Tom really was fond of Myrtle? He cries after she dies.
What does the reader learn that Tom does not know? Daisy was driving the car that killed Myrtle, not Gatsby.
What is the scene that Nick observes taking place between Tom and Daisy in the kitchen? They’re sitting opposite each other and Tom has his hand over hers. He is talking very intently with Daisy nodding. They aren’t happy or unhappy. It seems like they’re very close almost plotting, trying to set their story straight.
Why does this scene suggest ill for Gatsby? Tom and Daisy are getting closer, and the closer they get the more Gatsby gets bumped out of the picture.

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