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Gatsby Chapters 4-7
Sealed with a Kiss Compose an aprx. 1 page letter that Gatsby might have sent to Daisy while he was fighting in World War I OR one that Daisy might have written to Gatsby after her wedding to Tom. Consider… dominant character traits Diction Syntax Style
Gatsbys Guests Nicks List: Why keep it? Names on it: Belcher, Smirks, Haag Vulgar sounding Fitzgeralds POV: Pointlessness and violence of these people Doctor Civet drowned, Ripley Snell went to prison, Earl Muldoons brother strangled his wife, etc. Gatsby: Showing off or something more?
Flashbackfragmentation of Modernism Exposes Gatsbys true self Foreshadows the destruction of his dreamit is the destruction of his image. What is Gatsbys dream? Daisy Repeating the past Doomed to fail? Daisys maiden name was Faya synonym for fairyethereal quality
Setting (chapter 5) Daisy and Gatsby meetwhere? Nicks House (neutral ground) Daisy will come because… Tom will not suspect anything because… After initial awkwardness, they enjoy each other and move on toWhere? Gatsbys house…why? Daisys reaction?
Character development Gatsby: unaware of social norms of Daisys class. How so? Set up meeting thru Nick Gaudy parties to impress Does not realizeor refuses to acceptthe snub from the Sloanes. Kind of makes Nick a pimp. How is this statement true? False? Offers Nick a job to pay him back Daisy: becomes emotional when seeing Gatsbys house for the first time because… What does this reveal about her character?
Theme: American Dream Carsymbolizing ease and wealth BUT Immorality of materialistic dream = wreck Carelessness with the dream (they are all drunk as they are leaving) New Yorkan illusion of happiness
Theme: American Dream Gatsby realizes his dream isnt what he thought…why? The culmination is the beginning of the destruction Daisy comes to Gatsbys party and… Gatsby expects her to be impressed, but she is not. Shes too cultured for the gaudy lifestyle hes created. Dream crashes into reality
Character development Find one passage the indirect characterizes each of the following characters. GatsbyMyrtleGeorge
Trimalchio is no more Trimalchio, a character created by the Roman satirist Petronius, is a vulgar upstart whose low origins are shown by his extravagance and ostentation. Why does Gatsbys Trimalchio ways end?
FlashbackFragmentation of Modernism Dan Codywho is he? aimless drifter no life purpose. a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairys wing. Idealism Gatsbys goalrepeat the past
Theme: Purposeless wealth destroys souls Codys life Gatsbys idealism
Setting MOTIF: MIRRORS chapter 1 Daisy and Jordan are lying on the couches in white dresses. Tom is on the telephone with his mistress. Tells us? Gatsby has changed nothing significant in the lives of the Buchanans. The action moves to the neutral ground of the hotel suite. Mood Wedding march Hot weather
Identify the Nuances in the passages Nuance: subtle differences
Climax What is it? Daisy and Gatsby take off together and Myrtle is killed on the way home. Who is driving? What foreshadowed this event?
Character development Daisy Kisses Gatsby in front of Nick and Jordantells us she is… Displays Pammy the way Tom displays Myrtle Reluctantly tells Tom she never loved him Driving Tom Reminds Daisy of the good ol days Reveals origin of Gatsbys wealth Gatsby Watches Daisy in the window after the incident Sees Daisy with Tom; doesnt get it Nick Begins to feel moral responsibility in light of the incident