The Great Gatsby Chapter Seven Essay

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Beau Bergeron 13 February 2013 World Literature II; Tenreiro The Great Gatsby; Questions Assigned Chapter Seven: The Facts – 1.) The parties were an attempt to lure and impress Daisy. Jordan tells Nick, “I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night, but she never did”. Now that he has/had her, they are superfluous to his cause. 2.) When Daisy’s telling Gatsby how “cool” he always looks. 3.) She is jealous of who she thinks to be Tom’s wife. Daisy is in the other car with Gatsby. 4.) She’s being rowdy. Myrtle probably knows what George’s intentions are. She doesn’t seem happy about them either. Interpreting Meanings – 1.) Not just Gatsby. After he says it Nick goes on explaining his concurrence. “Her voice is full of money.” As I began reading chapter eight, we hear more about this. How Gatsby realizes he was enticed by her value. I think the clearest parts of Nick’s explanation are the last few words. “High in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl. …” 2.) He broke down at Tom’s accusations. Umm maybe counteraccusations could’ve evened the playing field, but I imagine it would’ve further stressed Daisy. Which.. is not exactly desirable from anyone’s perspective. Lastly I think he feels rejection and thus is discouraged from further pursuing Daisy at great expenditure. 3.) He has just finished humiliating Gatsby. Daisy didn’t live up to Jay’s expectations.\, Tom’s just exposed him as a “bootlegger” of sorts, and he had just finished making a fool of himself “denying everything, defending his name against accusations that had not been made.” Tom is pretty confident Gatsby “realizes his presumptuous flirtation is over.” I think it further displays his arrogance. He seems satisfied with his victory. Enough so that he trusts Daisy isn’t going to run off with him or even further their
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