Gatsby Essay

2889 Words12 Pages
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Study Guide Chapter 1 1. Explain what Fitzgerald achieved by using Nick’s point of view to tell Gatsby’s story? Unbiased view 2. What do we learn about Nick Carraway in the introductory section of the novel? Been trade by his parents not to judge on the start, has a lot of tolerates 3. In discussing East Egg and West Egg, Nick states, “To the wingless a more arresting phenomenon is their dissimilarity in every particular except shape and size.” Indicate what the dissimilarities” might be. Arcatecture is different east egg boxy west egg more avant-garde 4. Compare the homes of Nick, Gatsby and the Buchanans. How does each home reflect the personality of its owners? Nick secluded practical only has what he need independent. Gatsby creative flashy careless lonely. Buchanan’s traditional narrow minded plane dull Gary boring 5. Fitzgerald’s description of Tom, Daisy, and Jordan creates not only an impression of physical appearance, but also contains added information. What do you learn about their history and interests, and from their gestures and mannerisms? Tom athletic and plays polo interest himself ad sports and an ass manner blunt forceful. Daisy traditional perfect childhood simple minded scared of what people think gestures has no purpose manner she is a good hostess very sudle and a manipulator. Jordan independent golf player straight forward interest golf blunt to the point suck up likes gossip 6. When Nick leaves the Buchanan’s house, he is “confused and a little disgusted.” Why? What does this suggest about his values? Why their trying to get into people’s business. Does not agree with all of it not use to this kind of stuff. Wondering why she’s still with Tom. Values life. 7. Though we do not meet Gatsby until Chapter 3, we hear references to him in the conversations of others. Note each reference.

More about Gatsby Essay

Open Document