Jordan Baker Professional Golf player Likes to gossip Attends Gatsby’s parties Friend and confidante to Daisy Buchanan
Gatsby’s Party “…they conducted themselves according to the rules of behavior associated with an amusement park.”
Gatsby’s Party - Start JoyousGay Expensive Hopeful CheerfulAlive Glamorous “…a simplicity of heart that was it’s own ticket of admission.”
Gatsby’s Party - End DissensionMalevolence Wasteful Disrespectful Sad Angry Impatience “And on Mondays eight servants…toiled all day…repairing the ravages of the night before.” Selfish
Describing Jay Gatsby “…whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd.” Romantic Careful Ex-military Polite Mysterious Young Enigmatic Generous Reassuring Formal
Interesting quotes - Jay Gatsby “This fella’s a regular Belasco**.” “…they thought he killed a man once.” “…he was a German spy.” “But young men didn’t drift coolly out of nowhere and buy a palace on Long Island.” “…I’d gotten the strange impression that he was picking his words with care.” “He’s just a man named Gatsby.” “I could see nothing sinister about him.”
Describing Jordan Baker “She was incurably dishonest.” strong restless gossipy wealthy exciting modern realistic carelessdishonestindifferent intoleranthaughtybored
Interesting quotes – Jordan Baker “…and looking with contemptuous interest down into the garden.” “…this is much too polite for me.” “She held my hand impersonally, as a promise that she’d take care of me in a minute.” “I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” “The bored haughty face that she turned to the world concealed something...” “Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men…She was incurably dishonest.” “I hate careless people. That’s why I’m with you.”
“People were not invited…I had been actually invited..” “Having a gay time now?” “I was on my way to getting roaring drunk from sheer embarrassment.” “I was enjoying myself now. I had taken two finger-bowls of champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental and profound.” Interesting quotes – Nick Carraway “I wasn’t in love, but I felt a tender sort of curiosity.” “Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply.” “I hate careless people. That’s why I’m with you.” “I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”
Gayety and Gay Gayety or gaiety - the quality or state of being gay or cheerful; merriment By the 1920’s, the term ‘gay’ was used to refer to homosexual Why would Jordan think that Nick is gay?
Thoughts How is the description of Nick being “within and without” demonstrated in Chapter 3?” Does Nick enjoy New York because he doesn’t feel like people need him to care about anything? Why did Gatsby especially invite Nick to the party and why is Gatsby so nice to him? What have we learned about Chapter 3?