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Chapter 1 Warm-Up Questions 1. Notice how many times Fitzgerald uses the words hope and dream. Why does he do this? 2. Nick starts the novel by relaying.

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1 Chapter 1 Warm-Up Questions 1. Notice how many times Fitzgerald uses the words hope and dream. Why does he do this? 2. 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?

2 Nick Carraway Narrator Narrator From prominent well-to-do family from the Mid-West From prominent well-to-do family from the Mid-West Educated (New Haven, 1915) Educated (New Haven, 1915) Participated in WWI Participated in WWI In the bond business In the bond business Lives in West Egg Lives in West Egg Second cousin to Daisy Second cousin to Daisy Humorous Humorous Insightful, analyzes others and surroundings Insightful, analyzes others and surroundings

3 Tom Buchanan Daisy’s husband Daisy’s husband National figure- college football National figure- college football Now living anticlimactic life Now living anticlimactic life Restless, moving frequently Restless, moving frequently Living in East Egg, old money Living in East Egg, old money 30 years old 30 years old supercilious manner supercilious manner arrogant eyes arrogant eyes aggressive aggressive cruel body cruel body racist, scared of changing his “perfect” world racist, scared of changing his “perfect” world affair (woman in New York) affair (woman in New York)

4 Daisy Buchanan Nick’s second cousin Nick’s second cousin Charismatic Charismatic Enticing voice Enticing voice Power in her beauty and presence Power in her beauty and presence Bright eyes Bright eyes Has a three-year-old daughter, wishes her to be a beautiful little fool Has a three-year-old daughter, wishes her to be a beautiful little fool Recognizes the danger in knowledge Recognizes the danger in knowledge Uneasy at first mention of Gatsby Uneasy at first mention of Gatsby Living a somewhat pointless existence (page 12, longest day of the year) Living a somewhat pointless existence (page 12, longest day of the year) Follows Tom’s ignorance and power Follows Tom’s ignorance and power Romantic affection upon her glowing face Romantic affection upon her glowing face Quickly breaks illusion, becomes cynical Quickly breaks illusion, becomes cynical Sad family life Sad family life Living a dream on the surface, the American Dream Living a dream on the surface, the American Dream

5 Jordan Baker Nick enjoys her appearance Nick enjoys her appearance Wan, charming, discontented face Wan, charming, discontented face Gossip Gossip Sporting life, independent woman of her time Sporting life, independent woman of her time Nick was familiar with her and thought he had heard an unpleasant story Nick was familiar with her and thought he had heard an unpleasant story Knows Gatsby Knows Gatsby

6 Setting East Egg East Egg Highly wealthy and exclusive Highly wealthy and exclusive Live life casually without much stress or purpose Live life casually without much stress or purpose Tom, Daisy Tom, Daisy Elite, white, upperclass Elite, white, upperclass Symbolizes corruption Symbolizes corruption Excessive materialism Excessive materialism West Egg West Egg less fashionable less fashionable continually disappointed anticipation, nervous dread continually disappointed anticipation, nervous dread Nick and Jay Gatsby Nick and Jay Gatsby New money, self-made New money, self-made Symbolizes idealism and romanticism Symbolizes idealism and romanticism


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