Presentation on theme: "Chapter One Nick Carraway: narrator always inclined to reserve judgements From midwest (Chicago?) Went to college at Yale (New Haven); graduated in 1915."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter One Nick Carraway: narrator always inclined to reserve judgements From midwest (Chicago?) Went to college at Yale (New Haven); graduated in 1915 Was in WWI Came back; decided to go into the bond business Arrives at West Egg in late spring 1922
West Egg: the less fashionable of the two New Moneypeople make it suddenly Nick lives there pretty much by accident Gatsby lives there too: describe his house
Gatsbys mansion: Imitation of a Hotel in Normandy Other details?
East Egg: the snobbier one Old Moneyfamilies who have inherited it, sometimes for many generations Tom and Daisy Buchanan live there Daisy is Nicks second cousin once removed; Tom knew Nick in college Describe their house
Georgian red and white colonial What else?
Nick visits Buchanans Describe Daisy: Describe Tom:
Who else is at the Buchanan home? Jordan Baker---describe her
How do Daisy and Tom get along? What about the phone call? --Jordan is a gossip --Perhaps Daisy is ignoring the affair?
Daisy tells Nick… When her daughter was born, she said I hope shell be a fool---thats the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. (What does this say about Daisy?) I think everythings terrible anyhow…..God, Im sophisticated. (Does Nick believe this?)
Nick returns home…. Who does he see? What is this person looking at?
Chapter 2 What is the Valley of Ashes? What about the Eyes?
Identify Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson Where does Tom insist they go? Does it even occur to him that Nick might object to this? Why not?