Great Gatsby Review

How does the narrator describe Gatsby? Romantic nature, something is interesting about him like you need to know him.
From where did the narrator come and why? The Mid-West, he just finished with World War I and came to work with bonds in New York.
Describe the narrator’s house. Not very big but the location is on expensive land.
Describe the Buchanan’s house. A big mansion that had been used for many generations, located right on the water.
How does Nick know Daisy and Tom? Daisy is Nick’s cousin and Nick went to college with Tom at Yale.
Describe Tom. What is our impression of him in chapter 1? He was a big and strong man.
What kind of person is Daisy? She is beautiful, careless and sad on the inside.
What did Miss Baker tell Nick about Tom? She said Tom had another woman in the city.
When asked about her daughter what does Daisy say?. She wants her daughter to be a beautiful, little fool.
How is Gatsby introduced into the novel? He is seen at night, reaching his hand out towards something in the distance.
What is the Valley of Ashes? It is a place where the ashes from New York are dumped. It is located between the city and the two eggs.
What are the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg? It is a billboard, which is constantly watching over the valley.
Who did Tom take Nick to meet? Myrtle, his other woman.
Identify Myrtle and George Wilson. Myrtle is George Wilson’s wife and also the woman that Tom is having an affair with. George works on cars for Tom.
What did Mrs. Wilson buy while she was out with Tom and Nick? A puppy.
Where did they go? What was on 158th? They went to Tom’s apartment in the city where he has a party with everyone.
Identify Catherine and Mr. and Mrs. McKee. Cather is Myrtle’s sister that lives in the city. Mr. and Mrs. McKee is a couple which attends the party and kind of scared Nick, they are a little strange.
What does Catherine tell Nick about Gatsby. That he is a relative of Kaiser Wilhelm, a German ruler during WWI.
What reason did Myrtle give for marrying George Wilson? She thought her husband was a gentleman because he dressed well.
What did Tom do to Myrtle when she mentioned Daisy’s name? He told her to stop, but when she didn’t he hit her and broke her nose.
Describe at least two representations of Gatsby’s wealth. His big house where he hosts large parties and his fancy car.
What kinds of people come to Gatsby’s parties? All the new rich and old money and even some famous people.
Why did Nick Carraway go to the party? He received a personal invitation from Gatsby.
How does Nick meet Gatsby? Nick is not aware that he was having a conversation with Gatsby until he says that it is his house.
What stories do others tell about Gatsby? Bizarre rumors including that he had killed a man and that he could be a German spy.
Describe Nick’s relationship with Jordan. At first there was nothing between the two, but their relationship develops more throughout the story.
Who is Klipspringer? He is the man who is always at Gatsby’s house, known as the boarder.
What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself? Gatsby tells him about where he came from and his family as well as his studies at Oxford and his experience in the war.
What “matter” did Gatsby have Jordan Baker discuss with Nick? Gatsby wants Nick to invite Daisy over for tea so he may stop by so they can reunite.
Who is Mr. Wolfshiem? Gatsby’s business partner.
What does Mr. Wolfshiem tell Nick about Gatsby? He tells him that he is a gentleman and that he is a nice man.
What does Jordan tell Nick about Daisy Gatsby and Tom?,Jordan tells Nick about the love that was between Daisy and Gatsby once had, but
after the war she got married to Tom instead.
Describe the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. It started out awkward because they had spoken in a long time, but it became very normal throughout the meeting.
How long did it take Gatsby to make the money to buy the mansion? Three years.
What did Gatsby do to impress Daisy? He shows her around his house and the nice clothes that he owns that he didn’t have before.
What had the green light on the dock meant to Gatsby? It is Daisy, a dream that he is reaching for.
What does this line from the book mean? “The vitality of his illusion had gone beyond Daisy, beyond everything.”Daisy was like an illusion for Gatsby, something that is unattainable but desired.
What is Gatsby’s real name and where is he from? James Gatz and he is from North Dakota.
What did Dan Cody do for Gatsby? Dan Cody helped to raise Gatsby and taught him everything he knew.
What is Daisy’s opinion of Gatsby’s party and how does it affect him? She doesn’t like the idea of a big party.
What does Gatsby want from Daisy? Gatsby wants Daisy to tell Tom that she never loved him and that everything could go back to the old ways.
What was Gatsby’s reaction to Daisy’s child? He is very surprised.
What did Wilson do to Myrtle? Why? He locks her in her room and tells her that God is always watching because he discovers that she was having an affair.
Why do the four drive into the city on such a hot afternoon? Daisy tries to make sure nothing happens between Tom and Gatsby by requesting to go into the city.
What does Gatsby think about Daisy’s relationship with Tom? Gatsby thinks that she never really loved Tom.
What is Daisy’s reaction to both men? She is torn because she wants to escape with Gatsby but she needs Tom who is superficial and careless like she is.
What happens on the way home from New York? Myrtle is hit by the car that Daisy is driving because she jumps out in the middle of the street.
Which one of these statements about the other characters’ reactions to Myrtle’s death is true? It was thought that Gatsby did it.
How are Daisy and Tom alike? They are alike because they are both careless and self-centered.
What does Gatsby tell Nick about his past? Gatsby says that he met Daisy and fell in love with her, but he couldn’t provide for her. After he went to war when Gatsby returned, she was married to Tom because of pressure.
What does Michael is believe caused Myrtle to run? He thinks she was running away from Wilson.
Why did she run? She ran because she thought Tom was in the yellow car, so she was essentially running toward Tom.
Why does Wilson believe that Gatsby killed Myrtle? Tom told Wilson that Gatsby was driving the yellow car, which hit Myrtle.
What does Wilson do? Wilson kills Gatsby.
Why couldn’t Nick get anyone to come to Gatsby’s funeral? Gatsby didn’t have any close friends and nobody from the parties cared to come.
Who is Henry C. Gatz? Gatsby’s father.
Why is the book that Gatsby’s father shows Nick important to the novel? It has Gatsby’s schedules he made which show his desire to work toward his goals.
What happened between Nick and Jordan Baker? Nick breaks up with Jordan, she is too careless for his taste.
What does Nick say about people like Daisy and Tom? They didn’t care for others and always tried to center everything around themselves.

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