Analysis Questions – The Great Gatsby Instructions: As you read and annotate, answer each question – complete sentences not necessary. This is an individual effort. Each chapter should be a separate document for uploading (unannounced) in class from the Chromebooks, so ensure your accessibility to the document remotely. If that is not possible for some reason, it can also be sent via email to Mrs. Davidson or, if desperate, print a copy and bring to class! Chapter One . Title: 1.What purpose do the first four paragraphs serve? 2.What advice does Nick’s father give him? Why does Fitzgerald share his father’s advice with the reader? 3.What other method does Fitzgerald use to persuade the reader that Nick is credible? 4.What importance is there in Nick’s statement that “My family have been prominent, well-to-do people…for three generations” (3)? 5. Interpret the meaning of the simile: “[The books on investments and securities] stood like new money from the mint” (4). 6.How is West Egg different from East Egg? 7.What is the relationship between Nick and Daisy and Tom Buchanan? 8. Interpret the oxymoron: “two old friends whom I scarely knew at all” (6). 9. Cite the device and the imagery that Fitzgerald uses to make the Buchanan palace seem alive. 10.Describe Tom. What tone does the author use in his description? 11. Analyze Fitzgerald’s method of creating mood inside the Buchanan’s palace. 12. Cite the anaphoras that describe Daisy (2 in the same paragraph – page 9, second full paragraph) and explain their use. 13.Explain the author’s purpose in the use of hyperbole after Daisy asks, “Do they miss me?” (9) 14.What social issue does the allusion to Goddard’s book highlight? 15.Why does Miss Baker refer to California after the discussion of white supremacy? 16. During the dinner conversation, Nick wanted to “look squarely at every one, and yet to avoid all eyes” (15). What is the rhetorical device? What is the effect on the reader? 17. When the telephone rings, Nick says that no one “was able utterly to put this fifth guest’s shrill metallic urgency out of mind” (15). Why? 18.Why is Nick’s instinct “to telephone immediately for the police?” (16). 19. What did Daisy mean when she said of Pammy, “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (17).
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