Great Gatsby Chapter 4 Study Questions

Since most of his guests ignore him, why do they come to Gatsby’s house? They accepted Gatsby’s hospitality and they could be merry and drink and eat.
Why is Nick a little disappointed with Gatsby? its hard to establish a relationship because he has very little to say
Why does Nick have to restrain his laughter when Gatsby says he is “…trying to forget something very sad that had happened to me a long time ago”? He did not feel that this statement was genuine and faked in a way.
What changes Nick’s mind about the veracity of Gatsby’s stories? the metal from Montenegro and the picture from Oxford
Who is Meyer Wolfsheim, and what do we know of him? He is a Jew, his cuff buttons were made of human teeth. He is a gambler and fixed the World Series.
With the line, “One October day…” Jordan recalls the time in 1917 when she saw Gatsby and Daisy together. What indication is there that Daisy really likes Gatsby? They were so engrossed in each other that Daisy did not notice Jordan until she was five feet away.
How does Daisy behave the night before her wedding? Why? She was extremely drunk. She did not want the pearls anymore. She cried continuously. She squeezed up the letter she had into a soap ball.
From whom do you suppose the letter in her hand comes, and what do you think the letter might have said? The letter in her hand was from Gatsby telling her to wait on him and to not marry Tom.
To what is Nick referring when he says, “Then it had not been merely the stars to which he Gatsby had aspired on that June night” There is literally hopefulness in his wish and it had not gone to waste.

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