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1 Chapter 6 The Great Gatsby
Arin Parker

2 When does James Gatz change his name?
He changes his name when he meets the millionaire, Dan Cody. Arin Parker

3 Why does he make this change?
He knows this is the chance he has been waiting for to change his life, and he wants to put his new image of himself forward. Arin Parker

4 What is Daisy’s real response to the party, according to Nick?
She was offended by it’s vulgarity. Arin Parker

5 What does Gatsby tell Nick he wants Daisy to do?
Gatsby wants Daisy to tell Tom she never loved him. Arin Parker

6 How is the comparison of Gatsby with Christ (“he was a son of God…and he must be about his Father’s business’) ironic? Arin Parker

7 Gatsby is completely in contrast with the ideals of Christ.
Arin Parker

8 If the comparison with Christ were to continue throughout the book, what would happen to Gatsby?
Arin Parker

9 He would be betrayed by his friend and killed.
Arin Parker

10 What is Gatsby’s view of the past?
He thinks the past can be repeated. Arin Parker

11 When Nick says that Gatsby “wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy,” what do you think he means? Arin Parker

12 It is difficult to say exactly what Gatsby wants to recover-perhaps innocence, an integrity of his dream which, because it now rests with Daisy, is in danger of being destroyed. Arin Parker

13 At the end of the chapter, Nick describes Gatsby kissing Daisy in Louisville five years before. What is Gatsby giving up when he kisses her? Arin Parker

14 He gives up the freedom of purely dreaming.
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15 Why? He knows that “his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.” Arin Parker

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