Great Gatsby Novel Notes -6.pdf - Great Gatsby Notes Chapter One Summary \u2756 Nick Carraway a young man from Minnesota narrates the story \u2756 After much

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Great Gatsby Notes Chapter One Summary Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota narrates the story. After much thought, in the summer of 1922’ Nick moved to New york, to work in the Bond business. He rents a home on a part of Long Island called, West Egg. Nick goes on to meet up with his cousin, Daisy and her husband Tom. Daisy’s friend, Jordan a pro-golfer is also there. Tom leaves abruptly to answer a call and Jordan eludes that he is on the phone with his lover. After Jordan left, Tom and Daisy told Nick that he should try and date Jordan. Gatsby appears at the end of the chapter Class Disparity Nick thinks he is better than everyone in the West Egg because he went to a prestigious school, and comes from wealth East Egg vs. West Egg Racial Discriminations When Tom brings up “the rise of the colored Empires” “ If we dont look out the white race will be… it’s up to us who are the dominant race, to watch out or these races will have control of things” pg. 13 Chapter Two Summary Starts out by describing the valley of ashes Valley of ashes- between eggs and new york Covered in grey dust mainly near factories and workers like, George wilson Tom takes nick to see Myrtle at the wilsons garage Takes Myrtle and Nick to a party, where Myrtle spends the whole time complaining about her life and then she brings up Daisy and begins to complain, Tom gets infuriated and punches her in the nose. Themes Symbolism The symbolism in this chapter is the valley of ashes between the eggs and new york This shows what’s hidden under all the glamour is the poor people like George wilson Double standard
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Great Gatsby Notes "You see," cried Catherine triumphantly. She lowered her voice again. "It's really his wife that's keeping them apart. She's a Catholic, and they don't believe in divorce." Daisy was not a Catholic, and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie. It's an elaborate lie, but it probably never even occurred to Tom to tell the truth. He seems to hold one standard for people like Gatsby, and another for himself. It's fine for Tom to lie to get a girl, but not for anyone else. Chapter Three Summary Jay Gatsby is known for lavish parties, Nick is given a hand written invitation to his party Nick tries to find Gatsby but can’t and whilst this is happening, Nick starts to find an interest in Jordan Themes Superficial vs. truth When Nick meets Gatsby he seems real and genuine but he turns out to be fake and only into money Chapter Four Summary Nick goes to each of the Gatsby’s parties in turn they become closer. Gatsby begins to tell him about his past, gatsby then takes Nick to New York where the meet Meyer Wolfsheim- Gatsby’s business partner, very questionable past because, of his gambling and involvement in illegal activities Jordan gives nick details about Gatsby and Daisy Gatsby and Daisy were in love before the war and she promised him that she would wait for him. She then faltered and settled
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