Great Gatsby Answers Essay

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The Great Gatsby

Chapter 1
1. How does the narrator describe Gatsby?
He says Gatsby had an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as he had never found in another person.

2. From where did the narrator come and why?
The narrator came from the Midwest to study the bond business.

3. Describe the narrator's house.
The house is very average, middle-class. It is nothing extraordinary like his neighbors' houses. It is small and sort-of stuck in between the mansions, as if it had been overlooked. 4. Describe the Buchanans' house.
The Buchanans have a Colonial Georgian mansion. It is very formal and traditional.

5. How does Nick know Daisy and Tom?
Daisy is Nick's cousin,
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3. Why did Gatsby want Daisy to see the house and his clothes?
He wanted to impress her with his wealth and to show her that he could afford to take care of her in the style to which she had been accustomed.

4. What had the green light on the dock meant to Gatsby?
It stood for his vision of his future with Daisy.

5. What had Gatsby turned Daisy into in his own mind?
She was a larger-than-life person. "The vitality of his illusion had gone beyond Daisy – beyond everything."

Chapter 6
1. What is Gatsby's real history? Where is he from, and what is his name?
He is James Gatz from North Dakota.

2. What did Dan Cody do for Gatsby?
Gatsby changed his name at age 17 when he met Dan Cody. Gatsby left to travel with
Cody, which he did until Cody died. He inherited a large sum of Cody's money, but never got it because of legal technicalities. Cody educated Gatsby about money and the people who have it.

3. What is Daisy's opinion of Gatsby's party? How does this affect him?
Daisy does not like Gatsby's party. It is too much like an amusement park. When Gatsby figures out what she thinks, it disheartens him.

4. What does Gatsby want from Daisy?
He wants her to admit that she never loved Tom, that she always did and does still love
Gatsby, and he wants her to leave Tom for him.

Chapter 7
1. What was Gatsby's reaction to Daisy's child?
He looks at her with surprise.

2. What did Wilson do to Myrtle? Why?
Wilson locked Myrtle in her