2Chapter One Nick Carraway: narrator always inclined to reserve judgementsFrom midwest (Chicago?)Went to college at Yale (New Haven); graduated in 1915Was in WWICame back; decided to go into the bond businessArrives at West Egg in late spring 1922
3West Egg: the “less fashionable” of the two “New Money”—people make it suddenlyNick lives there pretty much by accidentGatsby lives there too: describe his house
4Imitation of a Hotel in Normandy Gatsby’s mansion:Imitation of a Hotel in NormandyOther details?
5East Egg: the snobbier one “Old Money”—families who have inherited it, sometimes for many generationsTom and Daisy Buchanan live thereDaisy is Nick’s “second cousin once removed”; Tom knew Nick in collegeDescribe their house
8Who else is at the Buchanan home? Jordan Baker---describe her
9How do Daisy and Tom get along? What about the phone call?--Jordan is a gossip--Perhaps Daisy is ignoring the affair?
10Daisy tells Nick…When her daughter was born, she said “I hope she’ll be a fool---that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” (What does this say about Daisy?)“I think everything’s terrible anyhow…..God, I’m sophisticated.” (Does Nick believe this?)
11Who does he see? What is this person looking at? Nick returns home….Who does he see? What is this person looking at?
12Chapter 2What is the “Valley of Ashes”?What about the Eyes?
13Identify Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson Where does Tom insist they go?Does it even occur to him that Nick might object to this? Why not?