Essay on Great Gatsby Answers

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ANSWER KEY: STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS – The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 1. How does the narrator describe Gatsby? He says Gatsby had an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as he had never found in another person. 2. From where did the narrator come and why? The narrator came from the Midwest to study the bond business. 3. Describe the narrator's house. The house is very average, middle-class. It is nothing extraordinary like his neighbors' houses. It is small and sort-of stuck in between the mansions, as if it had been overlooked. 4. Describe the Buchanans' house. The Buchanans have a Colonial Georgian mansion. It is very formal and traditional. 5. How does Nick know Daisy and Tom? Daisy is Nick's cousin,…show more content…
Chapter 4 1. Who is Klipspringer? He is "the boarder," someone who always seems to be at Gatsby's house. 2. What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself? Gatsby tells Nick that he was educated at Oxford, his family died, he came into some money, and when the war came, he got some medals. He showed Nick the medals and a picture of himself with his college mates. 3. What "matter" did Gatsby have Jordan Baker discuss with Nick? Jordan discussed Nick's arranging a luncheon meeting between himself and Daisy at Nick's house. 4. Who is Mr. Wolfshiem? He is a business associate of Gatsby. Actually he is a racketeer and a very shady character. He fixed the World Series of 1919. 5. What does Mr. Wolfshiem tell Nick about Gatsby? He said that Gatsby was the kind of man you'd like to take home and introduce to your mother and your sister. 6. What does Jordan tell Nick about Daisy, Gatsby and Tom? She tells him that Daisy and Gatsby had a romance. Rumor had it that she tried to see Gatsby off to war, but her family would not let her go. Soon after, she married Tom. They seemed to be happy and then Tom had a mistress. Chapter 5 1. Describe the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. Why was he so nervous? The meeting was, at first, very awkward. Gatsby was nervous because his dream was on the threshold of coming true (or not). After they had a chance to talk, they were more at ease, and we presume rekindled
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