Evaluation of the Great Gatsby

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Karishma Nayak January 3, 2012 Ms. Giorgio AP English The Great Gatsby Winter Break Assignment Chapter 5 1) Gatsby’s actions in preparing for Daisy’s arrival seem both flamboyant and absurd. What does he do? Why? * Gatsby prepares for Daisy’s arrival by sending a man to mow Nick’s lawn, buys an innumerable amount of flowers, gets twelve lemon cakes and Gatsby himself arrives in a “white flannel suit, sliver shirt, and gold-colored tie.” Gatsby does all of this in order to impress Daisy, after not seeing her for five years; he wants to show her that he is able to offer Daisy more than ever before and more than her husband Tom every…show more content…
Sloan and Tom altogether to Gatsby’s next party, and Gatsby said he would be delighted to have them come over. This scene reveals the contrast between Gatsby and Tom in that Gatsby is much more friendly and hospitable compared to Tom, who immediately becomes suspicious the moment Gatsby mentions he knows Daisy. 4) What is deeply ironic in Tom’s statement, “…I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me”? * The irony in this statement is, is that Tom within this statement, implies that he does not respect or like women who fool around with other men or flirt, when in fact he himself is having an affair as a married man, with another married women. Yet, Daisy, his own wife, has not yet to be shown fooling around with other men. Tom’s statement is hypocritical and poses as a double standard. 5) Note the reactions of Tom and Daisy at different times during Gatsby’s party. Did they used to enjoy themselves? Explain * Daisy did not truly enjoy the party unless she was alone with Gatsby or if she was being introduced to some of the celebrities. Otherwise she felt out of place and uncomfortable with the crowd. Tom was preoccupied between what he thought was going on with Daisy and Gatsby, and he felt uncomfortable when Gatsby introduced Tom to others as “polo player.” 6) What suspicions does Tom have about Gatsby? What does he vow to do? * Tom is suspicious of
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