The Great Gatsby chapter questions Essay

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Pre-Reading 1. Why are we still reading a book written in the 1920's? What gives a book its longevity? We read books that was written in the 1920's because it shows what people were like at that time and what it was like in the world. A book gets its longevity by portraying what happened in the past. 2. How was the 1920's a reaction to WWI? Women were giving more rights, people became interested in goods. 3. Some people think that having money leads to happiness. Do you agree? Why or why not? What are the advantages or disadvantages of being wealthy. I agree that money leads to happiness because if you don't have money you can't buy things, you can't go out and do things like go on vacations and do things just to have fun.…show more content…
Chapter 3 1. Pay attention to Nick's judgments. What do they reveal about his character that he does this (especially in relation to his opening comments)? It shows that he is either extremely hypocritical or that he doesn't realize what he's doing. I think he was always taught not to be judgmental so he doesn't really notice when he does it because he doesn't think he's wrong. 2. Describe Gatsby the first time Nick sees him. He's staring off into the crowds approvingly but he's by himself. 3. What rumors have been told about Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald reveal rumors rather than fact? That he's a killer or a liar. They reveal rumors instead of the truth because Fitzgerald is trying to show that no one really know anything about him. 4. What does Nick think of Gatsby after meeting him? Nick thinks of Gatsby as a nice guy and he seems friendly. 5. How is Gatsby different from his guests? He is different because he doesn't talk with people, he's all alone unless he's with someone who works fo him. 6. Why does Nick choose to share his thoughts and feelings with Jordan? He shares things with Jordan because they're beginning a sort of romantic relationship. 7. Nick thinks he's one of the few honest people he knows, why? Do you think he is honest? This happens because he thinks he follows his dad in being non-judgmental. However, I don't think he is, I think he is judgmental and he isn't honest because he
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