Great Gatsby

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In chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby Nick is invited to one of Gatsby’s extravagant parties. He arrives only to find he doesn’t know where Gatsby is, and then he runs into Jordan Baker. Together they set off to find Gatsby and they head to the library where they find “Owl Eyes”, a drunken man trying to get sober. After talking to “Owl Eyes” for awhile they head outside again where Nick unknowingly starts a conversation with Gatsby. After revealing himself, Gatsby tells Jordan that he would like to speak to her privately. Later “Owl Eyes” drives his car into a ditch and the chapter ends with Nick describing his life in New York and driving in a car with Jordan. The quote that best describes Jordan Baker is, “Let’s get out…this is much too…show more content…
Klipspringer was important to the story because he showed how no one really cared about Gatsby except for his money. They abused his hospitality and didn’t think twice.
A meaningful quote in this chapter is, “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired” (79). Nick says the quote when he was thinking about Jordan Baker. This quote is important to the story because it describes the different types of people in the novel. Additionally, this quote also discusses about the different types of love and how some are happy and some are not with their love life. So, the significance of this quote in the novel is that Fitzgerald wanted the readers to understand the varieties of love. In The Great Gatsby Meyer Wolfshiem’s cufflinks symbolize him being a mixture of sophisticated and crude man and the faded timetable symbolizes the diversity of social classes that attended Gatsby’s parties. Meyer Wolfshiem’s cufflinks were first seen on Wolfshiem by Nick at lunch, “They were composed of familiar pieces of ivory” (72), and when Wolfshiem describes them as, “Finest specimens of human molars”(72). This symbol is significant to the novel’s plot because it focuses in on the fact that Meyer Wolfshiem is a very shady character. The faded timetable is mentioned by Nick in the beginning of chapter 4, “Once I wrote down on the empty spaces of a timetable the names of those who came to Gatsby’s house that summer” (61), and through

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