Illusions In The Great Gatsby

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Whenever you feel like criticizing someone just remember that they haven't had the advantages that you have had. He can give unbiased information.
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What was the advice given to Nick by his father? How, do you suppose, this makes him a good person to tell this story?
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He was born with enough money to go to college.
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What is Nick's social class/background? How did his family make its money?
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He decides to go East because he wants to learn the bond business, and he wanted to find something more busy.
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When Nick returns from the war, why does he decide to go East?
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They are two cities that are separated by new money and new money. Old money east new money west.
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How is West Egg different from East Egg?
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He knows Tom from college, and he played football
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Before meeting him, what does Nick tell us about Tom Buchanan?
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Dark purple because it symbol of wealth.
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If you were going to pick one color to connect with Daisy Buchanan, what color would it be? Explain your reasoning with concrete details.
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Some unflattering feature of Jordan Baker's personality is revealed in this scene because she likes gossiping and family drama.
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We find out the Tom has "some woman in New York." What unflattering feature of Jordan Baker's personality is revealed in this scene?
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The name of the book that Tom wants to discuss at dinner is "The Rise of the Colored Empire" The book's content show's us that Tom is very racist.
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What's the name of the book that Tom wants to discuss at dinner? What does this book's content show us about Tom?
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The reader is left to think about Daisy's emotional state and her relationship with Tom by thinking about how it sounds that their relationship is falling apart.
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What is the reader left to think about Daisy's emotional state and her relationship with Tom?
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Jordan Baker is a famous golfer, and he has seen that she cheated in a golf match.
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Who is Jordan Baker, and what has Nick heard about her?
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Gatsby is having a little moment and he is sad.
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At the end of this chapter, Nick sees Gatsby on the lawn and is about to call him and introduce himself, but he does not. What stops Nick? What does Gatsby's "trembling" suggest?
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Green symbolizes equal.
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The green light that Gatsby is staring at will become an important symbol in the book. What symbolic association do you connect to the color green?
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The guest at gatsby's party act carless and rambunctious like children at an amusement park.
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Nick describes the people who attend Gatsby's parties and says "that once there, the guests conducted themselves according to the rules of behavior associated with amusement parks." Given this, what can you conclude is Nick's opinion of Gatsby's party guests?
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Owl-Eyes is a symbol of death, What surprises him about Gatsby's library is that the books are real and not fake. This impress him because Gatsby does not seem like the type of man to read let alone Own books.
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Who is Owl-Eyes? What surprises him about Gatsby's library? Why would this impress him? (Think old money vs. new money! Gatsby does live in West Egg, after all...)
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Because he seems like a careless man who wouldn't want to go to an ivy league school like Oxford College in England.
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Why do you suppose that Jordan does not believe Gatsby when he says that he had attended Oxford College in England?
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Gatsby's behavior at his own party is unlike the behavior of most of his guests because, Gatsby acts extremely careless and is not uptight at all.
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In what ways is Gatsby's behavior at his party unlike the behavior of most of his guests?
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Fitzgerald's deeper message to us here is that being intoxicated can be a dangerous thing.
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Toward the end of the party, we have the unflattering description of husbands and wives and also the drunk who crashed his car. What is Fitzgerald's deeper message here to us?
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"Even Gatsby could happen, without any particular wonder." This quote was significant to me because I thought it sounds so mysterious and very unknown.
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Choose a quote that stood out to you. Why is this quotation significant to you? Explain.
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The steps that Gatsby takes to ensure that the reunion day is perfect are, "I want to get the grass cut,"," Buy some cups, lemons and flowers." The twelve lemon cakes from the delicatessen shop.''
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What steps has Gatsby taken to ensure this reunion day is perfect?
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''The rain cooled about half-past three to a damp mist through which occasional drops swam like dew.'' The rain calming down could represent Gatsby's anxiety coming to an end because, soon he will meet Daisy once again.
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What's the weather like at the beginning of the chapter? Symbolically analyze this element of the scene.
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Daisy probably is sad because Tom hasn't bought her any nice shirts like the ones Gatsby has or he doesn't care about what he wears, like Gatsby does.. 'It makes me sad because I've never seen such- such beautiful shirts before. ''
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Okay, let's talk about that scene with the shirts. Obviously, Daisy's not crying because of the actual shirts. Analyze the passage and explain what, exactly, has caused Daisy to become so emotional as she wraps herself in all those shirts?
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First, explain what Fitzgerald means by "the great distance" between Gatsby and Daisy. What Fitzgerald means by "the great distance" between Gatsby and Daisy, is that Gatsby and Daisy used to be so close but now they are far away from each other separated by life and theie choices, which is represented by the bay.
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As the three of them look across the bay towards Daisy's house, Nick tells us, "Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to that great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one."
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The green light is now just a light on a dock and that Gatsby's "count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.", because Gatsby has finally met Daisy once again and he's been staring at the green light for the past almost five years waiting to see Daisy again, and now he finally has.
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Then, explain the significance of the fact that the green light is now just a light on a dock and that Gatsby's "count of enchanted objects had diminished by one."
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" But they made no sound, and what I almost remembered was uncommunicable forever." This quote is significant to me because Gatsby could have told Daisy that he loved her but he didn't because he was afraid he would be rejected by Daisy.
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Choose a quote that stood out to you. Why is this quotation significant to you? Explain.
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James changed his named to Jay Gatsby after he met Dan Cody. Gatsby left College after two weeks because he was working as a janitor and that was an embarrassment to his pride.
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In the first few pages of this chapter, we learn about Gatsby's background. When did James Gatz change his name to Jay Gatsby? Why did he leave college after just two weeks?
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I think that Jay Gatsby thinks that he will live a lavishing and elegant rich night life.
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Nick says, "So he [Gatsby] invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end." For James Gatz, what does he expect the future Jay Gatsby's life will be like? Specifically, at night, what sets James' heart "in constant, turbulent" riot?
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Dan Cody's yacht represents his success and how hard he has worked to get to having such a rich careless life.
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To young Gatz, what does Dan Cody's yacht represent?
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Because Cody's mistress prevented Gatsby from getting what Cody had left in his will.
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Why does Gatsby not get the $25,000 left to him in Cody's will?
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He learned that you don't always get what you are promised in life.
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What lesson did young Gatsby likely learn from this incident?
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What's interesting/hypocritical about this line is that Tom is having an affair with another women.
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After crossing paths with Gatsby, Tom says, "I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me." What's interesting/hypocritical about this line?
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Daisy thinks that Gatsby's party is tacky because East Egg people enjoy showing off their money, where West Egg does not this is why it offends her.
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What is Daisy's opinion of Gatsby's party?
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Because Gatsby thought they would be flashy with their money like the rest of their guest when really Tom and Daisy are just elegant and well behaved.
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While the reader can have easily predicted Daisy and Tom's reactions to his party, Gatsby cannot. Why not?
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Nick believes that you can not repeat the past, where Gatsby thinks that he can repeat the past and Daisy hasn't changed at all and moved on with her life by marrying Tom and having a baby.
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What is Nick's view of repeating the past, and what is Gatsby's opinion? Why is Gatsby's opinion unrealistic?
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The weather is very hot so the characters begin to become more uncomfortable and there passions and dreams soon come out.
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Why, do you suppose, Fitzgerald links the behavior of the characters to the hottest day of the year?
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Gatsby has been romanticizing Daisy. This romantic vision does not include a child. Having a child means Daisy is human and Gatsby prefers his illusion of Daisy rather than the woman herself. The child also reflects just how irresponsible and self-serving Daisy is. She never cares for her daughter, preferring instead to go to parties and live the life of a young socialite.
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When Gatsby briefly meets Daisy's little girl, he is somewhat unnerved. Symbolically, what does the little girl represent?
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By the time Tom clues in, Daisy and Gatsby are trying to hold back on the public affection. Gatsby, Jordan, Nick, Tom, and Daisy are lunching at Tom and Daisy's mansion. They discuss going into town and Tom notices the passionate gaze Gatsby gives towards his wife. Things really fall apart when Tom receives confirmation of his suspicions. Later that day in a hotel room, in front of pretty much everyone, Gatsby declares to Tom that he and Daisy are in fact in love and that Daisy never really loved him in the first place. Ouch!
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What causes Tom to realize that his wife has been having an affair with Gatsby?
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Gatsby describes Daisy's voice as "full of money." His description infers that she has never known want, that her wealth and education are reflected in her voice.
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What does Gatsby understand about Daisy's voice that Nick does not?
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Daisy and Gatsby drive Gatsby's car and Tom, Jordan and Nick drive Toms car.
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Describe the driving arrangement that brings the five characters into the city.
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He lets Wilson have the car in order to assauge his own guilt.
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Why, do you suppose, Tom decides to let Wilson finally have the car he has been promising him?
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When Myrtle runs into the street, we can assume she's running to catch Tom's attention and get away from her husband who has loced her up.
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What indication is there at this point that, in Myrtle's mind anyway, Tom has been more than a fling?
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Dr. T.J. Eckel Berg
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Besides Myrtle's, what other eyes "kept their vigil" on the activities along the roadway?
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Since Gatsby attended a program at Oxford for former officers for five months, there is a grain of truth to his contention that he is an "Oxford man," just like every story he relates about himself
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As always, there is a grain of truth in what Gatsby says. In what sense is he an Oxford man?
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Tom, is revolting because he is cheating on Daisy, with Myrtle.
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Daisy says that Tom is "revolting." To what, can you imagine, is she referring?
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Because Daisy is afraid to hurt Tom and she can't believe what is finally happening.
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Why does Daisy have a tough time saying, that she never loved Tom?
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So, Gatsby won't get hurt or feel betrayed by Daisy loving Tom.
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Why is it so important to Gatsby that Daisy say she never loved Tom?
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Gatsby has earned most of his money by buying up pharmacies.
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How has Gatsby earned most of his money, and what does Tom say that startles Gatsby?
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Daisy is shocked and does not believe what Tom says about Gatsby.
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What is Daisy's reaction to this news?
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Daisy was driving Gatsby's car when Myrtle stumbled out in front of their car and Daisy tried to miss Myrtle, but Daisy ended up still hitting Myrtle.
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Describe the hit-and-run scene.
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Tom told Wilson that he just drove the coupe from New York and the yellow car does not actually belong to him because he knows that he could go to jail if they think that he hit and killed Myrtle.
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Why does Tom make the point to Wilson that he just drove the coupe from New York and the yellow car does not actually belong to him?
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The indication that Tom really was fond of Myrtle was when Tom started crying when he went over to her, dead body.
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What indication is there that Tom really was fond of Myrtle?
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The reader learns that Daisy was the one who hit and killed Myrtle, and not Gatsby.
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What does the reader learn that Tom does not know?
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The the scene that Nick observes taking place between Tom and Daisy in the kitchen is that they are just in shock from the accident.
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What is the scene that Nick observes taking place between Tom and Daisy in the kitchen?
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This scene suggest ill for Gatsby because Tom is going to blame Gatsby for killing Myrtle because it was Gatsby's car that they were driving when the accident happened.
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Why does this scene suggest ill for Gatsby?
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The cause of the problem between Jordan and Nick Is that Jordan Baker gets run over and Tom thinks that daisy ran her over.
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What is the cause of the problem between Jordan and Nick?
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Dr. Eckleburg's eyes appear in this chapter because he is watching all of the bad events unfold.
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In what context do Dr. Eckleburg's eyes appear in this chapter?
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Gatsby asks the groundskeeper not to drain the pool, because he wants to float on an air mattress in it. Also, in light of what happens at the very end of this chapter, how is this exchange symbolically meaningful, this is symbolically meaningful because the leaves falling around Gatsby's pool represent the fall of Gatsby's life, and how Gatsby dies in luxury.
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Gatsby asks the groundskeeper not to drain the pool. Why? Also, in light of what happens at the very end of this chapter, how is this exchange symbolically meaningful?
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Wilson's actions can be explained by when he goes to Gatsby's house and kills Gatsby and himself.
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How can Wilson's actions at the end of this chapter be explained?
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Nick's final words to Gatsby were Gatsby turned out alright In the end. This is a fitting goodbye because Gatsby told Daisy how much he loved her and how he had waited for her in the end.
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What were Nick's final words to Gatsby? Also, why is this a fitting goodbye?
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Nick felt responsible for getting people to the funeral because he was Gatsby's only friend and he wanted people at Gatsby's funeral to honor Gatsby's life. Wolfsheim reacts the way he does because he's afraid that if he goes to the funeral that he is going to miss an important opportunity for his business.
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Why does Nick feel responsible for getting people to the funeral? Also, why do you suppose Wolfsheim reacts the way he does?
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Nick dreams of a dunk women who lays cold on the ground and two men carrying her on a stretcher, they drop her body off at a random house, simply because they do not care. This dream represents the East being a cold hearted place where people will often only think of themselves.
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Nick's fantastic dream involves El Greco figures. What is the dream, and what might this dream represent in regard to Nick's present feelings about the East?
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Nick learns that Daisy and Tom are cold hearted people who only care about themselves and when they create problems or cause trouble they simply just run away and leave it up to someone else to fix.
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What shocking piece of information does Nick receive in his chance meeting with Tom? Also, what is Nick's final feeling about Tom and Daisy?
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The green light represents people dreams which are so close and how people often get sucked back into their past.
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In the last four paragraphs, Nick makes the symbol of the green light very concrete. What does the green light symbolize?
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The last sentence of the story represents how people will try to move on with their lives and go towards their dreams, but they often tend to get sucked back to their past at some point in life.
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Keeping the last few paragraphs in mind, what does the last sentence of the story mean?
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Whenever you feel like criticizing someone just remember that they haven't had the advantages that you have had. He can give unbiased information.
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What was the advice given to Nick by his father? How, do you suppose, this makes him a good person to tell this story?
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He was born with enough money to go to college.
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What is Nick's social class/background? How did his family make its money?
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He decides to go East because he wants to learn the bond business, and he wanted to find something more busy.
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When Nick returns from the war, why does he decide to go East?
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They are two cities that are separated by new money and new money. Old money east new money west.
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How is West Egg different from East Egg?
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He knows Tom from college, and he played football
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Before meeting him, what does Nick tell us about Tom Buchanan?
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Dark purple because it symbol of wealth.
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If you were going to pick one color to connect with Daisy Buchanan, what color would it be? Explain your reasoning with concrete details.
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Some unflattering feature of Jordan Baker's personality is revealed in this scene because she likes gossiping and family drama.
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We find out the Tom has "some woman in New York." What unflattering feature of Jordan Baker's personality is revealed in this scene?
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The name of the book that Tom wants to discuss at dinner is "The Rise of the Colored Empire" The book's content show's us that Tom is very racist.
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What's the name of the book that Tom wants to discuss at dinner? What does this book's content show us about Tom?
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The reader is left to think about Daisy's emotional state and her relationship with Tom by thinking about how it sounds that their relationship is falling apart.
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What is the reader left to think about Daisy's emotional state and her relationship with Tom?
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Jordan Baker is a famous golfer, and he has seen that she cheated in a golf match.
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Who is Jordan Baker, and what has Nick heard about her?
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Gatsby is having a little moment and he is sad.
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At the end of this chapter, Nick sees Gatsby on the lawn and is about to call him and introduce himself, but he does not. What stops Nick? What does Gatsby's "trembling" suggest?
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Green symbolizes equal.
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The green light that Gatsby is staring at will become an important symbol in the book. What symbolic association do you connect to the color green?
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The guest at gatsby's party act carless and rambunctious like children at an amusement park.
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Nick describes the people who attend Gatsby's parties and says "that once there, the guests conducted themselves according to the rules of behavior associated with amusement parks." Given this, what can you conclude is Nick's opinion of Gatsby's party guests?
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Owl-Eyes is a symbol of death, What surprises him about Gatsby's library is that the books are real and not fake. This impress him because Gatsby does not seem like the type of man to read let alone Own books.
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Who is Owl-Eyes? What surprises him about Gatsby's library? Why would this impress him? (Think old money vs. new money! Gatsby does live in West Egg, after all...)
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Because he seems like a careless man who wouldn't want to go to an ivy league school like Oxford College in England.
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Why do you suppose that Jordan does not believe Gatsby when he says that he had attended Oxford College in England?
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Gatsby's behavior at his own party is unlike the behavior of most of his guests because, Gatsby acts extremely careless and is not uptight at all.
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In what ways is Gatsby's behavior at his party unlike the behavior of most of his guests?
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Fitzgerald's deeper message to us here is that being intoxicated can be a dangerous thing.
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Toward the end of the party, we have the unflattering description of husbands and wives and also the drunk who crashed his car. What is Fitzgerald's deeper message here to us?
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"Even Gatsby could happen, without any particular wonder." This quote was significant to me because I thought it sounds so mysterious and very unknown.
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Choose a quote that stood out to you. Why is this quotation significant to you? Explain.
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The steps that Gatsby takes to ensure that the reunion day is perfect are, "I want to get the grass cut,"," Buy some cups, lemons and flowers." The twelve lemon cakes from the delicatessen shop.''
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What steps has Gatsby taken to ensure this reunion day is perfect?
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''The rain cooled about half-past three to a damp mist through which occasional drops swam like dew.'' The rain calming down could represent Gatsby's anxiety coming to an end because, soon he will meet Daisy once again.
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What's the weather like at the beginning of the chapter? Symbolically analyze this element of the scene.
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Daisy probably is sad because Tom hasn't bought her any nice shirts like the ones Gatsby has or he doesn't care about what he wears, like Gatsby does.. 'It makes me sad because I've never seen such- such beautiful shirts before. ''
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Okay, let's talk about that scene with the shirts. Obviously, Daisy's not crying because of the actual shirts. Analyze the passage and explain what, exactly, has caused Daisy to become so emotional as she wraps herself in all those shirts?
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First, explain what Fitzgerald means by "the great distance" between Gatsby and Daisy. What Fitzgerald means by "the great distance" between Gatsby and Daisy, is that Gatsby and Daisy used to be so close but now they are far away from each other separated by life and theie choices, which is represented by the bay.
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As the three of them look across the bay towards Daisy's house, Nick tells us, "Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to that great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one."
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The green light is now just a light on a dock and that Gatsby's "count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.", because Gatsby has finally met Daisy once again and he's been staring at the green light for the past almost five years waiting to see Daisy again, and now he finally has.
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Then, explain the significance of the fact that the green light is now just a light on a dock and that Gatsby's "count of enchanted objects had diminished by one."
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" But they made no sound, and what I almost remembered was uncommunicable forever." This quote is significant to me because Gatsby could have told Daisy that he loved her but he didn't because he was afraid he would be rejected by Daisy.
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Choose a quote that stood out to you. Why is this quotation significant to you? Explain.
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James changed his named to Jay Gatsby after he met Dan Cody. Gatsby left College after two weeks because he was working as a janitor and that was an embarrassment to his pride.
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In the first few pages of this chapter, we learn about Gatsby's background. When did James Gatz change his name to Jay Gatsby? Why did he leave college after just two weeks?
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I think that Jay Gatsby thinks that he will live a lavishing and elegant rich night life.
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Nick says, "So he [Gatsby] invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end." For James Gatz, what does he expect the future Jay Gatsby's life will be like? Specifically, at night, what sets James' heart "in constant, turbulent" riot?
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Dan Cody's yacht represents his success and how hard he has worked to get to having such a rich careless life.
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To young Gatz, what does Dan Cody's yacht represent?
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Because Cody's mistress prevented Gatsby from getting what Cody had left in his will.
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Why does Gatsby not get the $25,000 left to him in Cody's will?
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He learned that you don't always get what you are promised in life.
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What lesson did young Gatsby likely learn from this incident?
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What's interesting/hypocritical about this line is that Tom is having an affair with another women.
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After crossing paths with Gatsby, Tom says, "I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me." What's interesting/hypocritical about this line?
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Daisy thinks that Gatsby's party is tacky because East Egg people enjoy showing off their money, where West Egg does not this is why it offends her.
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What is Daisy's opinion of Gatsby's party?
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Because Gatsby thought they would be flashy with their money like the rest of their guest when really Tom and Daisy are just elegant and well behaved.
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While the reader can have easily predicted Daisy and Tom's reactions to his party, Gatsby cannot. Why not?
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Nick believes that you can not repeat the past, where Gatsby thinks that he can repeat the past and Daisy hasn't changed at all and moved on with her life by marrying Tom and having a baby.
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What is Nick's view of repeating the past, and what is Gatsby's opinion? Why is Gatsby's opinion unrealistic?
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The weather is very hot so the characters begin to become more uncomfortable and there passions and dreams soon come out.
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Why, do you suppose, Fitzgerald links the behavior of the characters to the hottest day of the year?
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Gatsby has been romanticizing Daisy. This romantic vision does not include a child. Having a child means Daisy is human and Gatsby prefers his illusion of Daisy rather than the woman herself. The child also reflects just how irresponsible and self-serving Daisy is. She never cares for her daughter, preferring instead to go to parties and live the life of a young socialite.
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When Gatsby briefly meets Daisy's little girl, he is somewhat unnerved. Symbolically, what does the little girl represent?
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By the time Tom clues in, Daisy and Gatsby are trying to hold back on the public affection. Gatsby, Jordan, Nick, Tom, and Daisy are lunching at Tom and Daisy's mansion. They discuss going into town and Tom notices the passionate gaze Gatsby gives towards his wife. Things really fall apart when Tom receives confirmation of his suspicions. Later that day in a hotel room, in front of pretty much everyone, Gatsby declares to Tom that he and Daisy are in fact in love and that Daisy never really loved him in the first place. Ouch!
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What causes Tom to realize that his wife has been having an affair with Gatsby?
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Gatsby describes Daisy's voice as "full of money." His description infers that she has never known want, that her wealth and education are reflected in her voice.
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What does Gatsby understand about Daisy's voice that Nick does not?
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Daisy and Gatsby drive Gatsby's car and Tom, Jordan and Nick drive Toms car.
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Describe the driving arrangement that brings the five characters into the city.
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He lets Wilson have the car in order to assauge his own guilt.
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Why, do you suppose, Tom decides to let Wilson finally have the car he has been promising him?
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When Myrtle runs into the street, we can assume she's running to catch Tom's attention and get away from her husband who has loced her up.
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What indication is there at this point that, in Myrtle's mind anyway, Tom has been more than a fling?
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Dr. T.J. Eckel Berg
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Besides Myrtle's, what other eyes "kept their vigil" on the activities along the roadway?
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Since Gatsby attended a program at Oxford for former officers for five months, there is a grain of truth to his contention that he is an "Oxford man," just like every story he relates about himself
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As always, there is a grain of truth in what Gatsby says. In what sense is he an Oxford man?
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Tom, is revolting because he is cheating on Daisy, with Myrtle.
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Daisy says that Tom is "revolting." To what, can you imagine, is she referring?
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Because Daisy is afraid to hurt Tom and she can't believe what is finally happening.
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Why does Daisy have a tough time saying, that she never loved Tom?
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So, Gatsby won't get hurt or feel betrayed by Daisy loving Tom.
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Why is it so important to Gatsby that Daisy say she never loved Tom?
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Gatsby has earned most of his money by buying up pharmacies.
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How has Gatsby earned most of his money, and what does Tom say that startles Gatsby?
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Daisy is shocked and does not believe what Tom says about Gatsby.
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What is Daisy's reaction to this news?
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Daisy was driving Gatsby's car when Myrtle stumbled out in front of their car and Daisy tried to miss Myrtle, but Daisy ended up still hitting Myrtle.
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Describe the hit-and-run scene.
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Tom told Wilson that he just drove the coupe from New York and the yellow car does not actually belong to him because he knows that he could go to jail if they think that he hit and killed Myrtle.
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Why does Tom make the point to Wilson that he just drove the coupe from New York and the yellow car does not actually belong to him?
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The indication that Tom really was fond of Myrtle was when Tom started crying when he went over to her, dead body.
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What indication is there that Tom really was fond of Myrtle?
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The reader learns that Daisy was the one who hit and killed Myrtle, and not Gatsby.
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What does the reader learn that Tom does not know?
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The the scene that Nick observes taking place between Tom and Daisy in the kitchen is that they are just in shock from the accident.
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What is the scene that Nick observes taking place between Tom and Daisy in the kitchen?
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This scene suggest ill for Gatsby because Tom is going to blame Gatsby for killing Myrtle because it was Gatsby's car that they were driving when the accident happened.
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Why does this scene suggest ill for Gatsby?
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The cause of the problem between Jordan and Nick Is that Jordan Baker gets run over and Tom thinks that daisy ran her over.
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What is the cause of the problem between Jordan and Nick?
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Dr. Eckleburg's eyes appear in this chapter because he is watching all of the bad events unfold.
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In what context do Dr. Eckleburg's eyes appear in this chapter?
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Gatsby asks the groundskeeper not to drain the pool, because he wants to float on an air mattress in it. Also, in light of what happens at the very end of this chapter, how is this exchange symbolically meaningful, this is symbolically meaningful because the leaves falling around Gatsby's pool represent the fall of Gatsby's life, and how Gatsby dies in luxury.
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Gatsby asks the groundskeeper not to drain the pool. Why? Also, in light of what happens at the very end of this chapter, how is this exchange symbolically meaningful?
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Wilson's actions can be explained by when he goes to Gatsby's house and kills Gatsby and himself.
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How can Wilson's actions at the end of this chapter be explained?
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Nick's final words to Gatsby were Gatsby turned out alright In the end. This is a fitting goodbye because Gatsby told Daisy how much he loved her and how he had waited for her in the end.
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What were Nick's final words to Gatsby? Also, why is this a fitting goodbye?
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Nick felt responsible for getting people to the funeral because he was Gatsby's only friend and he wanted people at Gatsby's funeral to honor Gatsby's life. Wolfsheim reacts the way he does because he's afraid that if he goes to the funeral that he is going to miss an important opportunity for his business.
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Why does Nick feel responsible for getting people to the funeral? Also, why do you suppose Wolfsheim reacts the way he does?
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Nick dreams of a dunk women who lays cold on the ground and two men carrying her on a stretcher, they drop her body off at a random house, simply because they do not care. This dream represents the East being a cold hearted place where people will often only think of themselves.
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Nick's fantastic dream involves El Greco figures. What is the dream, and what might this dream represent in regard to Nick's present feelings about the East?
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Nick learns that Daisy and Tom are cold hearted people who only care about themselves and when they create problems or cause trouble they simply just run away and leave it up to someone else to fix.
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What shocking piece of information does Nick receive in his chance meeting with Tom? Also, what is Nick's final feeling about Tom and Daisy?
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The green light represents people dreams which are so close and how people often get sucked back into their past.
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In the last four paragraphs, Nick makes the symbol of the green light very concrete. What does the green light symbolize?
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The last sentence of the story represents how people will try to move on with their lives and go towards their dreams, but they often tend to get sucked back to their past at some point in life.
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Keeping the last few paragraphs in mind, what does the last sentence of the story mean?