Great Gatsby questions Chapter 6 & 7

Chapter 6 ….
When does James Gatsby change his name? Why? When he was 17. He never excepted his parents
What is Daisy’s real response to the party, according to Nick? Daisy was “offended” by party,”because it wasn’t a gesture but an emotion.”
What does Gatsby tell Nick he wants Daisy to do? He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘I never loved you.’
Plato held that reality was imperfect reflection of an ideal, permanent realm. With this in mind, what would you say Nick means when he says, “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.
What is ironic about Dan Cody? He is a self made man
What parallel is suggested by the fact that Gatsby never gets the inheritance bequeathed to him by Cody? Gatsby will have daisy’s love and she will love him for him and not the money
How truthful was Gatsby when he relayed the story of his life to Nick? Why does Fitzgerald tell the story of Jay Gatsby now? He was not that truthful
Describe the meeting of Tom and Gatsby. What does this meeting reveal about them? Tom tried to meet Gatsby ran away and the meeting had Gatsby feel even more in love with Daisy
Why did Daisy and Tom find Gatsby’s party loathsome? Everyone at the party is from the West Egg and every one from the West Egg are not as sophisticated as they are
How did Gatsby measure the success of his party? How much daisy is having fun
When Nick told Gatsby that “you can’t repeat the past”, Gatsby replied, “Why of course you can!” Do you agree with Nick or Gatsby? I think that you cant really repeat the past exactly but somethings you might be able to.
Chapter 7
Why does Gatsby stop giving parties? because the parties were for daisy and since she came to one already he didnt need to have them anymore
When does Tom first realize that Daisy loves Tom? when he was on the phone with his mistress he say them talking and then he started to connect the dots
Why is Myrtle Wilson upset when she sees Tom and Jordan? because she thinks that Jordan is Daisy
Why does Gatsby view Daisy’s child with surprise? because when you have a child with someone then you can never leave them that person will always be with you no matter what
Why does Gatsby object to letting Tom drive his car? He wanted someone to ride with tom
What ironic situation is occurring on the drive to town? Daisy wanted to drive with Gatsby and not Tom and he got mad
What is the significance of “blocks” Biloxi? Nobody knew him, he was an outsider kind of like Gatsby
Why is Nick pleased with Gatsby honestly about Oxford? because he told the truth about his life
What has increased Tom’s hatred of Gatsby? Daisy wanted to ride with Gatsby and not him
Why does Tom refer to the liaison between Daisy and Gatsby in terms of intermarriage? At this time relationships between whites and blacks were unexceptable and to him that is what daisy and Gatsby relationship is like
Why does Tom’s defense of family life amuse Nick? It amuses Nick because Tom is always cheating on Daisy with Myrtle and his is not a good family man
What is the significance of Nick’s thirtieth birthday? Nick sees his 30th birthday as a significant entrance into a world of “loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.”

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