Presentation on theme: "Chapter 1 Warm-Up Questions"— Presentation transcript:
1Chapter 1 Warm-Up Questions Notice how many times Fitzgerald uses the words hope and dream. Why does he do this?Nick starts the novel by relaying his father’s advice “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” List Nick’s advantages. Does he reserve judgment in the novel?
2Nick Carraway Narrator From prominent well-to-do family from the Mid-WestEducated (New Haven, 1915)Participated in WWIIn the bond businessLives in West EggSecond cousin to DaisyHumorousInsightful, analyzes others and surroundings
3Tom Buchanan Daisy’s husband National figure- college football Now living anticlimactic lifeRestless, moving frequentlyLiving in East Egg, old money30 years oldsupercilious mannerarrogant eyesaggressivecruel bodyracist, scared of changing his “perfect” worldaffair (woman in New York)
4Daisy Buchanan Nick’s second cousin Charismatic Enticing voice Power in her beauty and presenceBright eyesHas a three-year-old daughter, wishes her to be a beautiful little foolRecognizes the danger in knowledgeUneasy at first mention of GatsbyLiving a somewhat pointless existence (page 12, longest day of the year)Follows Tom’s ignorance and powerRomantic affection upon her glowing faceQuickly breaks illusion, becomes cynicalSad family lifeLiving a dream on the surface, the American Dream
5Jordan Baker Nick enjoys her appearance Wan, charming, discontented faceGossipSporting life, independent woman of her timeNick was familiar with her and thought he had heard an unpleasant storyKnows Gatsby
6Setting East Egg West Egg Highly wealthy and exclusive Live life casually without much stress or purposeTom, DaisyElite, white, upperclassSymbolizes corruptionExcessive materialismWest Eggless fashionablecontinually disappointed anticipation, nervous dreadNick and Jay GatsbyNew money, self-madeSymbolizes idealism and romanticism