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1 The Great Gatsby Chapter 7

2 Changes  Why did Gatsby fire all his servants and replace them?

3 Weather is chapter 7  What is the weather like in chapter 7?  How does this serve as a symbol/reflect the mood of the characters?

4 At Daisy and Tom’s  Daisy invited them to lunch  Tom is on the phone with his “girl”  Daisy kisses Gatsby  Gatsby meets Daisy’s daughter How does he react?  Drinking  Jordan, Nick, Tom, Daisy, Gatsby Similar to the dinner party in Chapter 2, except this time Gatsby is present

5 Let’s go into town  “But it’s so hot…and everything’s so confused. Let’s all go to town!” Who suggests this? What big discovery is being made right around the time of this suggestion?

6 What is the follow quote describing?  “…that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it…High in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl…”

7 A stop on the way to the city  Tom, Jordan, and Nick stop to get gas Where do they stop? What symbolic element of the setting is present? What car are they in?  What do they find out about George Wilson? What is he planning?  What mistake does Myrtle make when she witnesses the scene from her window?

8 Tom’s realization  “Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate, were slipping precipitately from his control”

9 They get a room at the plaza hotel  They plan to start drinking  Bickering  They hear Mendelssohn’s Wedding March (important?) YMayp6Dk

10 Love Triangle  “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife”  “She never loved you, do you hear?” “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!”  What is Daisy’s reaction to all this????

11 Tom’s accusations  What “dirt” has Tom found on Gatsby?

12 The ride home  Daisy and Gatsby in Gatsby’s car  Nick remembers that this is his 30 th birthday? Significant?  Tom, Nick, and Jordan in Tom’s car

13 The climax  Michaelis-runs a coffee shop in the Valley of Ashes  Wilson locked Myrtle in her room  Whose car hit Myrtle? Who was driving?  “It all happened in a minute, but it seemed to me that she wanted to speak to us, thought we were somebody she knew” Why is this quote so accurate?

14 Daisy and Tom  While Gatsby watches from the lawn…  Nick narrates…. “They weren’t happy…and yet they weren’t unhappy either”

15 HOMEWORK  Read chapter 8 for Tuesday  Read chapter 9 for Block Day The 6-9 quiz will be on Block Day The Catcher in the Rye for next Wednesday, May 9 th. FYI…this is the last week of block!


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