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57 Cards in this Set

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Describe the narrator
a young man from Minnesota.
What is the narrator's name?
Nick Carraway
Who is Daisy
Nick's cousin, and the woman Gatsby loves.
Who is Jordan
Daisy's friend, a woman with whom Nick becomes romantically involved with,
Who is Myrtle
Tom's lover hose life less husbands, George owns a rundown garage in the valley of ashes.
Who can you infer is having an affair
Myrtle Wilson
What is one example of foreshadowing
the american dream of happiness and individualism.
Example of imagery
The green light which is at the end of Daisy's East Egg dock and barely visible from Gatsby's West Egg lawn, it represents his hopes and dreams for the future.
By the end of chapter one, what is the mood
What is the setting?
Summer;1922 Long island and New York City
What is the social structure
if you are born to wealth then you are accepted by everyone, however if your money, no matter how rich you become the wealth society will view you as an outcast.
Who looks down from a billboard over the Valley of Ashes
Dr. T.J. Eckleburg’s
who owns the garage
George Wilson
who is Tom's mistress
Myrtle Wilson
Who buys a dog
Who goes to New York City
Tom , Nick and Myrtle
Who does Mrs. Wilson invite to the apartment
Catherine and the McKees
Who doesn't drink at the party
Who tells Nick about her first meeting with Tom
Who has an argument about using Daisy's name
Who hits Myrtle and breaks her nose
What is Gatsby's wealth?
Gatsby's wealth is great and was achieved by bootlegging
What kind of people attend Gatsby's parties
Hordes of people arrive. Many of them never meet Gatsby, and most were not invited. Most were wealthy
Why does Nick go to the party
Gatsby invited him
How does Nick meet Gatsby's?
at a party hosted by Gatsby. At first Nick didn't know it was the party's host he was talking to, but Gatsby reveals his identity later in their conversation.
How is Gatsby a "phony"?
Gatsby isn't pretending to be rich, he is rich.
What is Nick's relationship with Jordan Baker
Nick is going out with Jordan for most of the novel, but he always feels that she is not trustworthy and he breaks up with her after he finds how indifferent she is to tragedy.
What is the difference between East and West Egg
West Egg was, according to the narrator, "less fashionable." Across the bay in East Egg the narrator sees "white palaces."
What does Gatsby reveal about himself to Nick
an innocent, hopeful young man
Who is Meyer Wolfsheim
The man who fixed the World Series of 1919. Black Sox Scandal
How does Daisy behave the night before her wedding?
The evening before Daisy's wedding she attends a party and becomes severely drunk. Jordan Baker takes her into a cold bath where she clings to a note from Gatsby. She is sobered up and gets married to Tom the next day at
Explain, "Then it had not been merely the stars to which he had aspired on the June night"
Gatsby is motivated to take huge risks in order to achieve what he wants, the woman of his desire, Daisy; even if it means becoming someone he is not.
At the beginning of chapter 5 what is happening
Gatsby reunites with Daisy
explain, "The flowers were unnecessary', for at two o'clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby, with innumerable receptacles to contain it."
It is an attempt to paint a visual picture of the nervousness of Gatsby and the utter awkwardness of the situation.
Why does Fitzgerald begin the scene with Nick, Daisy, and Gatsby with rain, and end with sun?
To symbolize that Gatsby has initially little hope of a renewed love with Daisy, and after an initially awkward meeting, Gatsby and Daisy see a spark of love blossoming.
Why doe s Daisy start crying over a pile of shirts?
she is extremely happy that Gatsby has finally "made" it.
What is the significance of the green light
Nick compares the green bulk of America rising from the ocean to the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock.
Who is James Gatz
the young boy who had dreams of being great, he had a desire to escape his circumstances and make a name for himself.
Why is Dan Cody significant to Jay Gatsby
Dan Cody provided the turning point for James Gatz to become jay Gatsby. As James rowed up to Cody’s boat, jay Gatsby was born.
Is Jay Gatsby a phony?
Yes, Jay Gatsby is a self-invented character is too much to believe, and, like Nick, we’re skeptical of him at first. When we meet him, Jay Gatsby is a man with a lot of money, a lot of acquaintances, and very few friends; the rumors that circulate around him make him out to be some kind of mysterious superhero or supervillain.
What was the "real" education of Jay Gatsby
He was just a boy from North Dakota without connections, money, or education. Although he attended college at St. Olaf’s in Minnesota, he dropped out after two weeks, loathing the humiliating janitorial work which paid his tuition.
What is the interaction of Tom and Gatsby?
Tom and Daisy go to a party at Gatsby’s house. Though Tom has no interest in the party, his dislike for Gatsby causes him to want to keep an eye on Daisy.
Why is Gatsby's mood at the end of chapter 6?
He is unhappy. Nick reminds Gatsby that he cannot re-create the past.
Why does Gatsby say Daisy's voice is "full of money"
Nick is trying to pinpoint what is so elusive about the quality of Daisy's voice. Gatsby notes that her voice is "full of money," meaning she has the tonal quality of never knowing want, of having always been well provided for, of being elitely educated.
Why is Gatsby so upset when Daisy tells him that she did love Tom "once, but I love you too"?
Gatsby needs to know that she has always loved him, that she has always been emotionally loyal to him. Similarly, pleading with Daisy, Tom invokes their intimate personal history to remind her that she has had feelings for him; by controlling the past, Tom eradicates Gatsby’s vision of the future.
Why does Tom make the point to Wilson that he just drove the coupe to NY and the yellow car is not his?
Driving back to Long Island, Nick, Tom, and Jordan discover a frightening scene on the border of the valley of ashes. Someone has been fatally hit by an automobile.
Where's the irony in this chapter
The irony relates to Tom saying that he has Second-sight. Having second sight means having the ability to see into the future.
Why are Daisy's intentions and courage definitely gone?
For Tom, forgiving Daisy for her affair is easy; because he doesn’t value their marriage or her love, he sees no need for it to exist untarnished. Gatsby, on the other hand, because of the intensity of his love for Daisy, cannot forgive her for loving Tom; he needs their love to be flawless in his mind.
Jay Gatsby
George, who has leapt to the conclusion that the driver of the car that killed Myrtle must have been her lover, finds Gatsby in the pool at his mansion and shoots him dead.
Nick Carraway
Nick stages a small funeral for Gatsby, ends his relationship with Jordan, and moves back to the Midwest to escape the disgust he feels for the people surrounding Gatsby’s life.
Daisy Buchanan
Daisy ends up going back to her husband. The safety of the life she knows wins out over a life with Gatsby.
Tom Buchanan
Tom reunites with his wife Daisy
George Wilson
He fatally shoots himself.
Jordan Baker
She has an awkward phone conversation with Nick in which they seem to break up. Later, after Gatsby’s death, they have a more explicit phone conversation.
Meyer Wolfsheim
Gatsby’s friend, a prominent figure in organized crime. Before the events of the novel take place, Wolfsheim helped Gatsby to make his fortune bootlegging illegal liquor.
Why does Nick hate Tom?
Nick comes to the conclusion that Tom and Daisy are careless and uncaring people and that they destroy people and things, knowing that their money will shield them from ever having to face any negative consequences.
What was Gatsby's dream?
Gatsby's most obvious dream is to recapture the heart of Daisy after he lost her so many years ago. He also dreams about turning back time, recapturing the past, and going back to their dreamlike courtship when they were younger.