F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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Quizzes, Due Dates, and Deadlines

Monday, October 22 - Go over chapter 1-4 questions in class
Tuesday, October 23 - Quiz on Chapters 1-4, Setting handouts due, Read chapter 5 after quiz, read chapter 6 for homework
Wednesday, October 24 - Go over chapter 5-6 questions in class
Thursday, October 25 - Quiz on Chapters 5-6, read chapter 7 after quiz
Friday, October 26 - Go over chapter 7 questions in class
Monday, October 29 - Quiz on Chapter 7, read chapter 8 after quiz, read chapter 9 for homework
Tuesday, October 30 - College/Career Fair
Wednesday, October 31 - Go over Chapters 8-9, no quiz on these chapter; Color-Coded handout due
Thursday, November 1 - Review for final test, character metaphor due
Friday, November 2 - FINAL TEST ON THE GREAT GATSBY, all character charts are due

The Great Gatsby: Analysis Page: This page is very short, but it is another way of looking at, and analyzing the book and everything that happens. It goes along with some of the things we've been discussing, but some of the views are a little different.

Study Questions

Chapter 1
Why is Nick Carraway made the narrator?
What kind of relationship exists between Nick and the Buchanans?
Why does Daisy always speak in such exaggerated phrases?
What is the significance of Tom's reference to the book he is reading?
Why does Daisy hope her child will be a beautiful fool?
Why does Nick feel that Daisy is trying to show off her cynicism?
Why does Daisy describe her youth as a "white girlhood"?
Why does Gatsby reach out to the water?

Chapter 2
Why is Wilson covered with dust from the ashes?
Why does Myrtle Wilson behave with such hauteur, both toward her husband and in the city apartment?
Why does Nick see himself as both on the outside and inside of the apartment?
What is ironic about Myrtle saying "You can't live forever"
What two facets of Tom's personality are revealed when he breaks Myrtle's nose?

Chapter 3
What is revealed when Nick says that people aren't actually invited to Gatsby's parties, that they just sort of go there?
Why is Jordan Baker again described as looking contemptuous?
What is the significance of the "owl-eyed" man?
Why does the owl-eyed man describe Gatsby as a real Belasco?
What is the contrast between Gatsby and his party?
What is the signficance of Jordan's lies?

Chapter 4
Why is the catalog of Gatsby's guests included?
Why does Gatsby call Nick "old sport"?
Why does Wolfsheim mourn the passing of the Metroploe?
What is ironic about Gatsby's appraisal of Jordan?
What is significant in Jordan's remark that Daisy's voice has an amorous tinge?
Why does Gatsby want Daisy to see his house?

Chapter 5
Why is Gatsby dress in a gold tie and a silver shirt?
Why does Nick reject Gatsby's offer of business?
What is significant about Nicks's embarassment during the tea, and the fact that he leaves and walks around the house?
What hint is fiven in the story of how Gatsby's house was built?
What is ironic about the cottage owners' refusal to put thatched roofs on their homes?
Does Gatsby really believe, as he tell Daisy, that his house is always full of interesting, famous people?
What is significant about Klipspringer's song?

Chapter 6
Why does Fitzgerald reveal the truth about Gatsby's background at this particular point in the novel?
What is ironic about Dan Cody?
What parallel is suggested by the fact that Gatsby never gets the inheritance bequeathed to hinm by Cody?
Compare the attitudes of Gatsby and the visiting trio which includes Tom Buchanan.
What is the irony of Tom' remark that women run around too much and meet the wrong kind of people?
Why does Daisy say she's giving out "green" cards?
How does Tom sense immnediately that Gatsby is a bootlegger?
What is the meaning of the ladder that Gatsby imagines he saw in the blocks of the sidewalk?
What finality does he create when he first kisses Daisy?

Chapter 7
Why does Fitzgerald emphasize the heat?
Why does Gatsby view Daisy's child with surprise?
What is the significance of Daisy's question about what they will do with the rest of their lives?
Why does Gatsby object to letting Tom drive his car?
What is ironic about Tom saying that he has second sight?
What comparison is made vetween Wilson and Tom?
Why is Nick so pleased with Gatsby's honesty about Oxford?
What has increased Gatsby's hatred of Tom?
Why does Tom's defense of family life and traditional institutions amuse Nick?
What is the significance of Nick's thirtieth birthday?
Why does Tom insist that Daisy andGatsby drive home together?
How does Nick compare Daisy and Jordan?
Why does Nick change his feelings toward Jordan?
What is Nick's attitude toward Gatsby?
Why are Tom and Daisy reconciled?
Why is Gatsby left standing outside his mansion "watching over" nothing?
How does Nick react when he realizes Gatsby's innocence?

Chapter 8
How has Gatsby's house changed?
Why does Fitzgerald choose this point in the novel to present a detailed discussion of the inital love affair between Gatsby and Daisy?
Why is Gatsby's love for Daisy described in religious terms?
What was the vasis of Daisy's decision to marry Tom?
Why does Daisy always seem mysterious to Gatsby?
How does Nick leave Gatsby?
What is Gatsby's response to Nick's compliment?
What is the irony of the reference to Gatsby's "ancestral home"?
Why is it important that Nick thanks Gatsby for his hospitality?

Chapter 9
What is the significance of Nick's taking charge of Gatsby's funeral arrangements?
Why do Tom and Daisy leave?
How does Nick react to the phone call revealing Gatsby's criminal activities?
What is the significance of Mr. Gatz's arrival and his admiration of the house?
What is the irony of Mr. Gatz's comment about James J. Hill?
What is the significance of the owl-eyed man's attendance at the funeral?
What is the significance of Jordan's comment about the "bad driver"?
How does Tom cling to his image of himself just as Gatsby clings to his dream of Daisy?
Why does Nick finally shake hands with Tom?
Why does Nick feel that Gatsby's tragedy is a contrast between East and West?

The Great Gatsby Resources

Spark Notes on Gatsby Great summaries, character analysis, themes, symbols, and other important information about the novel
This site outlines basic information on Fitzgerald, his works, and his struggles. It is concise and easy to read.

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