The Great Gatsby Chapter 3

Pay attention to Nick’s judgments. What do they reveal about his character that he does this (especially in relation to his opening comments)? He judges people for bad behavior – not just in general or in a snooty way.
Describe Gatsby the first time Nick sees him. He is a positive, kind man who seems to see the best in people. Very careful with his language – speaks elegantly and seems supportive.
What rumors have been told about Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald reveal rumors rather than fact? He killed a man, German spy, went to Oxford. Fitzgerald wants to portray him as an enigma, as something mysterious.
What does Nick think of Gatsby after meeting him? He is surprised at how young he is. He says his speech is formal and elaborate.
How is Gatsby different from his guests? He is different because he doesn’t get drunk or dance like his guests.
Why does Nick choose to share his thoughts and feelings with Jordan? He was so surprised at Gatsby’s appearance and age.
Nick thinks he’s one of the few honest people he knows. Why? He is straightforward about what he thinks. In real life, he withholds information from people.

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