The Great Gatsby Chapter 3 Questions

Why does Gatsby throw huge, expensive parties for people he does not even know? Gatsby wants everyone to have a good impression of him. There are rumors that he is a bad person that killed someone, so he does not want to people to have that image of him. Also he wants to show how much money he has to impress people.
Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at the party? Nick was actually looking for Gatsby, the host, while everyone looked at him with a strange look when he ask about Gatsby. Most of the people were not even invited to him party unlike nick. The people there were talking bad about Gatsby in his own house and did whatever they wanted, like getting really drunk to act crazy. Nick never actually participated in the other people’s conversations about Gatsby.
What does the owl-eyed man find extraordinary about the books in Gatsby’s library? The man in the library was really amazed about the fact that the books were actually real, meaning that they have pages with words in them.
Why does the owl-eyed man describe Gatsby as a real Belasco? The owl-eye man thought, like a lot of people, that Gatsby with the big parties he throws must be a person that more interested in having a good time rather than learning and reading good literature. And when seeing all these books it was a shocker on how different he is than what people expected, like him the owl-eye man.
What is the significance of the owl eyed man? The point to the owl-eyed man is to represent that there is another side to Gatsby that many people are not aware of. It is to expand the character to learn more about what type of person he is and to show how people have the wrong image of him.
What does the reaction of the drivers of the wrecked automobile suggest about the values of Gatsby guest? The guests at Gatsby party seem to see the crash of the car so curious, it was expected to be a reaction of rage or shock and try to help. This shows how little the driver is very drunk and thinks the car is just out of gas. He seems to think that this is nothing really nothing. That shows how these people are spoil, that a wrecked car is nothing.
What does Nick learn about Jordan after he’s spent some time with her? Nick learns that Jordan does not like to be around smart men who can outsmart her in tricking her or something like that. Also that she was accused of cheating in a golf tournament. That Jordan lies about a lot of things about her personality, and the way she is.
What is the significance of Jordan’s lies? Nick says that she does this because she does not like to be a disadvantage with other people. Also that she is not an honest person in the way she keeps a cool act, yet there is more to her where she is not such a good person, where she always gets what she wants. Behind a person that does not seem to care about anything, is someone who does care that she gets the best for herself.
Pay attention to Nick’s judgments. What do they reveal about his character that he does this (especially in relation to his opening comments)? Nick makes statements of people attending Gatsby mansion, and Gatsby party in a way where he kind of making fun of them. He says that all these things were happening for example “eight servants including an extra gardener toiled all day with mops and scrubbing brushes…” nick in other words is saying how much effort was put into this party. Also about the guest on how hard they try to be the “thing” at the party. This shows that Nick is a judgmental person in the way that he feels sorry for these people on their way of living and how bad they are. He always says what is wrong with everyone, but he keeps it to himself instead of telling the people face to face.
Describe Gatsby the first time Nick sees him. He is a middle age man, who is sitting next to a young girl and laughing, Gatsby is an Englishman with a very interesting smile, a man who was also in the war like Nick. Gatsby is a friendly person who even invites nick on a ride on his plane. He is a very happy person, even when Nick says he finds his party weird because he cannot find the host. Also, he is a mysterious person, who gets weird calls but polite to everyone.
What rumors have been told about Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald reveal rumors rather than fact? He once killed a man, he was a German spy, he is a bootlegger and he has an underground pipeline to Canada.
What does Nick think about Gatsby after meeting him? Nick admires Gatsby highly, despite the fact that Gatsby represents everything Nick scorns about New York. Gatsby clearly poses a challenge to Nick’s customary ways of thinking about the world.
How is Gatsby different from his guests? Gatsby is different from all of his party guests in that he does not drink or socialize and remains a perfect gentleman all night. This heavily contrasts Gatsby from his belligerently drunk guests and foreshadows Gatsby’s greater goal and purpose.
Why does Nick choose to share his thoughts and feelings with Jordan? Nick and Jordan have one particular quality in common – they are outsiders. Though the source of this status is different for both of them, this status is what functions as the bond between them.
Nick thinks he’s one of the few honest people he knows, why? Do you think he is honest? Nick thinks he is one of the few honest people he knows because he does not know many honest people. He has a friend that is cheating on his wife. He also has a girl that he s interested in whom he admits is dishonest. he is surrounded by lies so is bound to assume he is one of the few not contributing to the mass. I think he is honest compared to his companions and to a point very truthful. The fact is though that no one is completely honest. Nick like anyone else has his secrets and has told his lies. The difference he hold is that maybe he has less of these or he is just better at hiding them

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