SudeshMittaL.PenningtonEnglishIIIAP, Period VII28December 2018THE GREAT GATSBY CHAPTER QUESTIONSChapter I 4. Whois Jordan Baker? What does Nick find appealing about her? JordanBaker is a girl who Nick encounters at his cousin Daisy’s dwelling.

Baker informsNick about Tom’s habit of having affairs and going behind Daisy’s back. Nickfound Baker appealing due to her eyes and slender body.”…small-breastedgirl, with an erect carriage, which she accentuated by throwing her bodybackward….” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 30, Page 1). Eventually Nick discovers Bakeris a professional golf player.

 5. Howdoes Daisy react to the phone calls from Tom’s woman in New York?Daisytries to control herself but ends up rushing towards the phone with irritation.We can assume she’s hurt and angered of Tom’s unfaithful actions towards theirmarriage. “…shethrew her napkin on the table and excused herself and went into the house.”(Chapter 1, Paragraph 40, Page 1). 7.

Notice how many times Fitzgerald uses the words hope, or dream. Why does he dothis? Heuses these terms to help center the focus of this book which focuses on individual’sdreams and goals and how a character strives to achieve them no matter all thehardships against them. “It iswhat preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams thattemporarily closed out…” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 2, Page 1).   8.

Nick starts the novel by relaying his father’s advice “Whenever you feellike criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this worldhaven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” Does he reserve judgment inthe novel?  Nick provides his own opinions on each of thecharacter’s actions and behaviors, but never truly criticizes the peoplebecause he is analyzing them in a different manner than others. In a way he isvery much judging the people, but not in a way of harming or expressing verbalabuse. “…ahabit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim…”(Chapter 1, Paragraph 2, Page 1).  10. DescribeNick. What facts do you know about him, and what do you infer about him? Whatkind of a narrator do you think he will be? Nickis an introverted narrator which is very positive for this time period becausehe won’t let his emotions or thoughts interfere his thoughts on other characterssuch as Gatsby or Tom.

Nick is also very selective whenever he speaks, and I inferthat he will help bring justice to light when needed to. I believe he will be avery secretive type of narrator. “I waswrongly accused of being a politician, because I was against to the secretgriefs of men…” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 2, Page 1).  11.What image does the author use to describe Jordan Baker? What does it mean? Nickdescribes Jordan as a person of high status, heavy amounts of value, and withexcessive amounts of confidence.

This means that Nick is beginning to takenotice of Baker on a long-term level. “He was extended full length at her end of thedivan, completely motionless, and with her chin raised a little…” (Chapter 1,Paragraph 17, Page 1).  12. Howdoes Nick react to Jordan? Nickapologizes to Jordan at first for not recognizing who she was throughout theparty. “…the object she was balancing had obviouslytottered a little and given her something of a fright., again a sort of apologyarose to my lips…” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 23, Page 1).

  Chapter II1. Howdoes Nick meet Tom’s mistress? Tom bringsNick along with him to the city to deal business with him. On the way they pickup Myrtle to go and have affair like matters. Nick notices how Tom is willingto do this type of matter even behind Daisy’s back.

 “We’re getting off,” he insisted. “I want youto meet my girl.” (Chapter 2, Paragraph 1, Page 2). 2. Howdoes Myrtle react to Tom’s arrival? Myrtleis very ecstatic when Tom arrives.

She treats her husband like dirt and makeshim go get chairs for the both. Myrtle is also willing to go back with Tom andremain with him on his side. “Geton the next train…all right…” (Chapter 2, Paragraph 3, Page 1). 3.Describe George Wilson.

How does he react to Tom’s arrival? GeorgeWilson is working man on cars and seems to have too much of positive outlook onthings. Once Tom arrives, they discuss about car’s and how George is waitingfor the car that Tom promised to bring for him and sell to.  “When are you going to sell me that car Tom?”(Chapter 2, Paragraph 4, Page 1) 6. Whydid Tom break Myrtle’s nose? How is this consistent with the author’sdescription of him in Chapter I? Judging by his treatment of Myrtle and hiswife Daisy, what seems to be Tom’s attitude toward women? Tom damagedand broke Myrtle’s nose due to her mentioning his wife’s name consistently sincehe refused to discuss about her. This is consistent with the authorsdescription due to Tom being a very violent man and treats women as if they aregarbage and worthless. Like Nick states in the first chapter, Tom is verycareless and hot headed when it comes to women and acts off of complete impulsewithout thinking. “Daisy!Daisy! Daisy!” shouted Mrs.

Wilson.” (Chapter 2, Paragraph 39, Page 2).  8. Describe Mr. Wilson and Myrtle. Do theyseem to fit into the setting? Myrtleand George don’t have the attributes of a healthy couple. She overrules him andbetrays the trust of a marriage by having affairs. George is very oblivious anddoesn’t notice these actions.

They do not seem to fit in this type of setting. “I’ll meet you by the news-stand on the lowerlevel Myrtle.” She nodded and moved away.

” (Chapter 2, Paragraph 7, Page 2).Chapter III2.Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at the party?Whenit came to Gatsby’s extravagant parties, Nick was one of the many peopleinvited. Others that were invited were friends or acquaintances of the gueststhat had been invited in the first place.

There was an abundance of people,many of whom weren’t even of high status. Nick was simply invited due to himbeing Gatsby’s neighbor and Gatsby wanting to make him feel welcomed. “…Iwent to Gatsby’s house, I was one of the few guests who had actually beeninvited.” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 9, Page 4).  4. Whydoes the owl-eyed man describe Gatsby as a real Belasco?  Hecalls Gatsby a Belasco due to Gatsby having an extraordinary book case and anenormous collection of novels.”Thisfella’s a regular Belasco. It’s a triumph.

What thoroughness! What realism!” (Chapter3, Paragraph 14, Page 2). 5.What is the significance of the owl eyed man?  Theowl eyed man is significant to the party because he seems to be well informedabout Gatsby’s background much more than others. Which is interesting becauseGatsby is a very hidden type of man.

 “A stout, middle-aged man, with enormousowl-eyed spectacles, was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table…”(Chapter 3, Paragraph 6, Page 1). 6.What does the reaction of the drivers of the wrecked automobile suggest aboutthe values of Gatsby’s guests? Thisshows that the guests at the party weren’t the type to begin judging someonebut instead welcome everyone and have an enjoyable time.”Theshock that followed this declaration found voice in a sustained “Ah-h-h!”(Chapter 3, Paragraph 21, Page 2).  7.What does Nick learn about Jordan after he’s spent some time with her? He believed he had feelings for Ms. Baker, butafter seeing her true character and how she cheats and is a dishonest person,he feels otherwise.”At first,I was flattered to go places with her, because she was a golf champion, and everyoneknew her name…I wasn’t in love” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 43, Page 3).

 9. Payattention to Nick’s judgments. What do they reveal about his character that hedoes this (especially in relation to his opening comments)? Nicknever judges the characters or their actions but instead simply states theactions and lets the audience decide how to feel. This is also in a respect towardshis father who taught Nick to not harm or involve with anyone.”Jordan Baker avoided clever, shrewd men…. shewas incurably a dishonest woman” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 39, Page 3). 13.

How is Gatsby different from his guests? Unlikeother rich gentleman who go and drink glasses of wine and etc., Gatsby doesn’tinvolve himself in such matters and avoids drinking. Which makes him differentfrom the others. “…where we glanced first, was crowded, butGatsby was nowhere to be found.

” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 11, Page 3). SudeshMittaL.PenningtonEnglishIIIAP, Period VII28December 2018THE GREAT GATSBY CHAPTER QUESTIONSChapter I 4. Whois Jordan Baker? What does Nick find appealing about her? JordanBaker is a girl who Nick encounters at his cousin Daisy’s dwelling. Baker informsNick about Tom’s habit of having affairs and going behind Daisy’s back. Nickfound Baker appealing due to her eyes and slender body.

“…small-breastedgirl, with an erect carriage, which she accentuated by throwing her bodybackward….” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 30, Page 1). Eventually Nick discovers Bakeris a professional golf player.

 5. Howdoes Daisy react to the phone calls from Tom’s woman in New York?Daisytries to control herself but ends up rushing towards the phone with irritation.We can assume she’s hurt and angered of Tom’s unfaithful actions towards theirmarriage. “…shethrew her napkin on the table and excused herself and went into the house.”(Chapter 1, Paragraph 40, Page 1). 7.

Notice how many times Fitzgerald uses the words hope, or dream. Why does he dothis? Heuses these terms to help center the focus of this book which focuses on individual’sdreams and goals and how a character strives to achieve them no matter all thehardships against them. “It iswhat preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams thattemporarily closed out…” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 2, Page 1).

   8.Nick starts the novel by relaying his father’s advice “Whenever you feellike criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this worldhaven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” Does he reserve judgment inthe novel?  Nick provides his own opinions on each of thecharacter’s actions and behaviors, but never truly criticizes the peoplebecause he is analyzing them in a different manner than others. In a way he isvery much judging the people, but not in a way of harming or expressing verbalabuse. “…ahabit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim…”(Chapter 1, Paragraph 2, Page 1).  10.

DescribeNick. What facts do you know about him, and what do you infer about him? Whatkind of a narrator do you think he will be? Nickis an introverted narrator which is very positive for this time period becausehe won’t let his emotions or thoughts interfere his thoughts on other characterssuch as Gatsby or Tom. Nick is also very selective whenever he speaks, and I inferthat he will help bring justice to light when needed to. I believe he will be avery secretive type of narrator. “I waswrongly accused of being a politician, because I was against to the secretgriefs of men…” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 2, Page 1).  11.What image does the author use to describe Jordan Baker? What does it mean? Nickdescribes Jordan as a person of high status, heavy amounts of value, and withexcessive amounts of confidence.

This means that Nick is beginning to takenotice of Baker on a long-term level. “He was extended full length at her end of thedivan, completely motionless, and with her chin raised a little…” (Chapter 1,Paragraph 17, Page 1).  12. Howdoes Nick react to Jordan? Nickapologizes to Jordan at first for not recognizing who she was throughout theparty. “…the object she was balancing had obviouslytottered a little and given her something of a fright., again a sort of apologyarose to my lips…” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 23, Page 1).  Chapter II1.

Howdoes Nick meet Tom’s mistress? Tom bringsNick along with him to the city to deal business with him. On the way they pickup Myrtle to go and have affair like matters. Nick notices how Tom is willingto do this type of matter even behind Daisy’s back. “We’re getting off,” he insisted. “I want youto meet my girl.” (Chapter 2, Paragraph 1, Page 2). 2.

Howdoes Myrtle react to Tom’s arrival? Myrtleis very ecstatic when Tom arrives. She treats her husband like dirt and makeshim go get chairs for the both. Myrtle is also willing to go back with Tom andremain with him on his side. “Geton the next train…all right…” (Chapter 2, Paragraph 3, Page 1).

 3.Describe George Wilson. How does he react to Tom’s arrival? GeorgeWilson is working man on cars and seems to have too much of positive outlook onthings. Once Tom arrives, they discuss about car’s and how George is waitingfor the car that Tom promised to bring for him and sell to.  “When are you going to sell me that car Tom?”(Chapter 2, Paragraph 4, Page 1) 6. Whydid Tom break Myrtle’s nose? How is this consistent with the author’sdescription of him in Chapter I? Judging by his treatment of Myrtle and hiswife Daisy, what seems to be Tom’s attitude toward women? Tom damagedand broke Myrtle’s nose due to her mentioning his wife’s name consistently sincehe refused to discuss about her. This is consistent with the authorsdescription due to Tom being a very violent man and treats women as if they aregarbage and worthless. Like Nick states in the first chapter, Tom is verycareless and hot headed when it comes to women and acts off of complete impulsewithout thinking.

“Daisy!Daisy! Daisy!” shouted Mrs. Wilson.” (Chapter 2, Paragraph 39, Page 2).  8. Describe Mr. Wilson and Myrtle.

Do theyseem to fit into the setting? Myrtleand George don’t have the attributes of a healthy couple. She overrules him andbetrays the trust of a marriage by having affairs. George is very oblivious anddoesn’t notice these actions. They do not seem to fit in this type of setting. “I’ll meet you by the news-stand on the lowerlevel Myrtle.

” She nodded and moved away.” (Chapter 2, Paragraph 7, Page 2).Chapter III2.Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at the party?Whenit came to Gatsby’s extravagant parties, Nick was one of the many peopleinvited. Others that were invited were friends or acquaintances of the gueststhat had been invited in the first place. There was an abundance of people,many of whom weren’t even of high status.

Nick was simply invited due to himbeing Gatsby’s neighbor and Gatsby wanting to make him feel welcomed. “…Iwent to Gatsby’s house, I was one of the few guests who had actually beeninvited.” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 9, Page 4).  4. Whydoes the owl-eyed man describe Gatsby as a real Belasco?  Hecalls Gatsby a Belasco due to Gatsby having an extraordinary book case and anenormous collection of novels.”Thisfella’s a regular Belasco. It’s a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism!” (Chapter3, Paragraph 14, Page 2).

 5.What is the significance of the owl eyed man?  Theowl eyed man is significant to the party because he seems to be well informedabout Gatsby’s background much more than others. Which is interesting becauseGatsby is a very hidden type of man. “A stout, middle-aged man, with enormousowl-eyed spectacles, was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table…”(Chapter 3, Paragraph 6, Page 1). 6.What does the reaction of the drivers of the wrecked automobile suggest aboutthe values of Gatsby’s guests? Thisshows that the guests at the party weren’t the type to begin judging someonebut instead welcome everyone and have an enjoyable time.”Theshock that followed this declaration found voice in a sustained “Ah-h-h!”(Chapter 3, Paragraph 21, Page 2).

  7.What does Nick learn about Jordan after he’s spent some time with her? He believed he had feelings for Ms. Baker, butafter seeing her true character and how she cheats and is a dishonest person,he feels otherwise.

“At first,I was flattered to go places with her, because she was a golf champion, and everyoneknew her name…I wasn’t in love” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 43, Page 3). 9. Payattention to Nick’s judgments. What do they reveal about his character that hedoes this (especially in relation to his opening comments)? Nicknever judges the characters or their actions but instead simply states theactions and lets the audience decide how to feel.

This is also in a respect towardshis father who taught Nick to not harm or involve with anyone.”Jordan Baker avoided clever, shrewd men…. shewas incurably a dishonest woman” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 39, Page 3). 13.How is Gatsby different from his guests? Unlikeother rich gentleman who go and drink glasses of wine and etc., Gatsby doesn’tinvolve himself in such matters and avoids drinking.

Which makes him differentfrom the others. “…where we glanced first, was crowded, butGatsby was nowhere to be found.” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 11, Page 3). 14.Why does Nick choose to share his thoughts and feelings with Jordan? He trustsJordan with his thoughts and emotions because she is the only guest that hefeels safe talking to.

They both also have the same types of thinking when it cameto analyzing Gatsby for the firs time.  “When he was gone I turned immediately toJordan…..

.” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 21, Page 3). 14.Why does Nick choose to share his thoughts and feelings with Jordan? He trustsJordan with his thoughts and emotions because she is the only guest that hefeels safe talking to. They both also have the same types of thinking when it cameto analyzing Gatsby for the firs time.

 “When he was gone I turned immediately toJordan……” (Chapter 3, Paragraph 21, Page 3). 

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