The Great Gatsby

rich man who followed a dream for five years Jay Gatsby
narrator Nick Carraway
the dream sought by Gatsby Daisy Buchanan
rich, discontent ex-athlete Tom Buchanan
golf player, involved with narrator Jordan Baker
Buchanan’s mistress Myrtle Wilson
Man who shot Gatsby George Wilson
business associate of Gatsby Wolfsheim
the “boarder” Klipspringer
Principle witness to accident Michaelis
T/F Gatsby was a decorated hero during WW1 T
T/F Gatsby’s came from a wealthy Midwestern family F
T/F Jordan Baker lived with her elderly aunt T
T/F Jordan’s incurable dishonesty deeply troubled Nick F
T/F The Narrator relates hints that Gatsby did not earn his money honestly T
T/F Nick says Daisy’s voice is full of money F
T/F Gatsby was disturbed by Daisy’s former affairs F
T/F Myrtle ran toward Gatsby’s car because she wanted to talk to him F
T/F Nick Carraway was involved with dishonest dealings with bonds F
T/F Daisy Buchanan was in love with Gatsby before she married Tom T
T/F Daisy admitted she was driving at the time of he accident F
T/F Gatsby bought his mansion only because of its size and splendor F
The Great Gatsby takes place during the 1920s
The narrator showed Tom and Daisy to be destructive, careless, and selfish (all of the above)
Nick was distressed after Gatsby’s death by his friends’ apathy
Daisy married Tom Buchanan because Gatsby was gone, she was flattered, she wanted a purpose for her life (all of the above)
George Wilson found out who owned the car through Tom Buchannan
Nick first met Jordan at the Buchannan’s house
Gatsby gave huge parties because he hoped to find Daisy
Wolfsheim’s major accomplishment had been fixing the world series
George Wilson became aware of his wife’s affair when he found the dog collar
Daisy drove Gatsby’s car home from NY because she thought it would calm her
The only character who knew all the details of the accident and who was involved with whom was Nick
Toward Gatsby, the narrator felt Mixed emotions
Daisy didn’t stop after the accident because she couldn’t
Tom’s first reaction to Gatsby’s charge that Daisy didn’t love him was disbelief
The “very sad” event in his life which Gatsby referred was daisy’s marriage to another man
The quotation at the beginning of the book referring to the “gold-hatted lover’ was meant to be Gatsby
When Myrtle saw Jordan with Tom she thought Jordan was his wife
George shot Gatsby because he thought Tom had killed Mytrle
Nick believed Gatsby’s story about the war because Gatsby had a medal and photograph
The ash heaps signify desolation and despair
“I can’t stand my husband. The only crazy thing I did was marry him.” Myrtle
“Do you think everything will please her, old sport?’ Gatsby
“I’m one of the few honest people I know.” Nick
“He’d have killed me if I hadn’t told him who owned the car” Tom
“But I did love Tom once- as I loved you!” Diasy
“I’m really sorry, but I don’t get involved with my friends’ deaths.” Wolfsheim
“I have a way to find out who killed my wife” Wilson
“I won’t be able to get away for the funeral, but will you please send my tennis shoes?” Klipspringer
Flapper term used to describe the liberated women during the 1920’s. many had short hair, wore short dresses, smoked, danced with men in public, etc…
Speakeasy a place where alcoholic drink was sold illicitly during Prohibition
Knock three times example of what one would have to do to enter speak easies (secret password)
The Jazz age Popular form of music during this time. Fast and loose, influenced Harlem Renaissance.
Gertrude Elderle Famous female swimmer during this time who swam the English Channel
Gene Tunney Famous boxer during this time. Became a Shakespearian lecturer at Yale after defeating Dempsy.
Helen Willis Famous American tennis player in 1920s
Jack Dempsey famous US boxer during 1920s
Babe Ruth Famous US baseball player in 1920s
Bill Tilden Famous US tennis player in 1920s
St. Valentine’s Massacre February 14, 1929. Capone’s men dressed up as policemen and killed 7 rival gang members.
Sacco-Vanzetti trial trial that showed prejudice against immigrants
Scopes-Darrow trial showed importance of science and the conservative views of people
The Sweets trial prejudice against African Americans. Marcus Garvey raised $10 to send blacks back to Africa
What effect did prohibition have on the 1920s? increased crime. People began to produce and buy alcohol illegally (hooch). People would store it secretly. OVERALL INCREASED CRIME
List four expressions that came to existence during the 1920s spiffy, swell, jalopy, gold digger, bootleg, flyboy, john, blind date, flapper.
list four ways we see the 1920s reflected in the novel -illegal consumption of alcohol during prohibition-sports figures were admired and very popular (ex: Jordan=famous golfer)-Cars were a very popular form of transportation (ex: Gatsby’s car)-loos morals- Many couples cheated on each other (ex: Tom and Daisy) women became more free and rebellious (ex: Jordan and Daisy)
What chapter is Climax of the novel and why? Chapter 7:Myrtle gets hit by car, we also realize that Daisy is not going to leave Tom for Gatsby. Daisy, Gatsby, and Tom all have a heated argument about how Daisy feels. Physical heat is an overall representation of how tensions are high, and heated.

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