Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chapter 3 study questions


1. Why does Gatsby throw huge, expensive parties foe people he does not even know?

Gatsby wants everyone to have a good impression of him. There are rumors that he is a bad person that killed someone, so he does not want to people to have that image of him. Also he wants to show how much money he has to impress people.

2. Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at the party?

Nick was actually looking for Gatsby, the host, while everyone looked at him with a strange look when he ask about Gatsby. Most of the people were not even invited to him party unlike nick. The people there were talking bad about Gatsby in his own house and did whatever they wanted, like getting really drunk to act crazy. Nick never actually participated in the other people’s conversations about Gatsby.

3. What does the owl-eyed man find extraordinary about the books in Gatsby’s library?

The man in the library was really amazed about the fact that the books were actually real, meaning that they have pages with word in them.

4. Why does the owl-eyed man describe Gatsby as a real Belasco?

The owl-eye man thought, like a lot of people, that Gatsby with the big parties he throws must be a person that more interested in having a good time rather than learning and reading good literature. And when seeing all these books it was a shocker on how different he is than what people expected, like him the owl-eye man.

5. What is the significance of the owl eyed man?

The point to the owl eyed man is to represent that there is another side to Gatsby that many people are not aware of. It is to expand the character to learn more about what type of person he is, and to show how people have the wrong image of him.

6. What does the reaction of the drivers of the wrecked automobile suggest about the values of Gatsby guest?

The guests at Gatsby party seem to see the crash of the car so curious, it was expected to be a reaction of rage or shock and try to help. This shows how little the driver is very drunk and thinks the car is just out of gas. He seems to think that this is nothing really nothing. That shows how these people are spoil, that a wrecked car is nothing.

7. What does Nick learn about Jordan after he’s spent some time with her?

Nick learns that Jordan does not like to be around smart men who can outsmart her in tricking her or something like that. Also that she was accused of cheating in a golf tournament. That Jordan lies about a lot of things about her personality, and the way she is.

8. What is the significance of Jordan’s lies?
Nick says that she does this because she does not like to be a disadvantage with other people. Also that she is not an honest person in the way she keeps a cool act, yet there is more to her where she is not such a good person, where she always gets what she wants. Behind a person that does not seem to care about anything, is someone who does care that she gets the best for herself.

9. Pay attention to Nick’s judgments. What do they reveal about his character that he does this (especially in relation to his opening comments)?

Nick makes statements of people attending Gatsby mansion, and Gatsby party in a way where he kind of making fun of them. He says that all these things were happening for example “eight servants including an extra gardener toiled all day with mops and scrubbing brushes…” nick in other words is saying how much effort was put into this party. Also about the guest on how hard they try to be the “thing” at the party. This shows that Nick is a judgmental person in the way that he feels sorry for these people on their way of living and how bad they are. He always says what is wrong with everyone, but he keeps it to himself instead of telling the people face to face.

10. Describe Gatsby the first time Nick sees him.

He is a middle age man, who is sitting next to a young girl and laughing, Gatsby is an Englishman with a very interesting smile, a man who was also in the war like Nick. Gatsby is a friendly person who even invites nick on a ride on his plane. He is a very happy person, even when Nick says he finds his party weird, because he cannot find the host. Also he is a mysterious person, who gets weird calls but polite to everyone.





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