a. It rains 2. How does Nick feel about Gatsby’s offer to compensate him for his help by hiring him? a. Nick is offended that Gatsby is offering to pay him for his help 3. 4. What does Gatsby show Daisy that makes her cry? a. His collection of nice shirts 4. Why does Nick decide to leave Gatsby’s mansion? a. He feels Gatsby and Daisy have forgotten him anyway. Chapter 6 - ● reporter even travels to Gatsby’s mansion hoping to interview him ● Nick now interrupts the story to relate Gatsby’s personal history
○ not as it is rumored to have occurred, nor as Gatsby claimed it occurred, but as it really happened ● Gatsby was born James Gatz on a North Dakota farm, ● Gatsby attended college at St. Olaf’s in Minnesota ○ he dropped out after two weeks, disliking the humiliating janitorial work by means of which he paid his tuition ● worked on Lake Superior the next summer ○ fishing for salmon ○ digging for clams ● Gatsby saw a yacht owned by Dan Cody (a wealthy copper mogul) and rowed out to warn him about an impending storm ● Cody gave young Gatz his name as Jay Gatsby ● Cody took Gatsby on board his yacht as his personal assistant ○ Traveling with Cody to the Barbary Coast and the West Indies ○ Gatsby fell in love with wealth and luxury ● Cody was a heavy drinker ● and one of Gatsby’s jobs was to look after him during his drunken binges ● This gave Gatsby a healthy respect for the dangers of alcohol ○ convinced him (Gatsby) not to become a drinker himself ● When Cody died, he left Gatsby $25,000 ● Cody’s mistress, Ella Kaye, p revented him from claiming his inheritance ● Gatsby dedicated himself to becoming a wealthy and successful man ● Stopping by Gatsby’s house one afternoon, he is alarmed to find Tom Buchanan there ● Tom has stopped for a drink at Gatsby’s house with Mr. and Mrs. Sloane, with whom he has been out riding ○ Gatsby seems nervous and agitated, and tells Tom awkwardly that he knows Daisy ● Gatsby invites Tom and the Sloanes to stay for dinner, but they refuse ● To be polite, they invite Gatsby to dine with them ○ he accepts, not realizing the insincerity of the invitation ● Tom is insulting Gatsby’s lack of social grace and highly critical of Daisy’s habit of visiting Gatsby’s house alone ● Tom is suspicious, but he has not yet discovered Gatsby and Daisy’s love ● Tom and Daisy go to a party at Gatsby’s house ○ Tom has no interest in the party ○ Tom’s dislike for Gatsby causes him to want to keep an eye on Daisy ● party strikes Nick much more unfavorably this time around ○ finds the noisy party inhumane, brutal ○ notices that even Daisy has a bad time ● Tom upsets Daisy by telling her that Gatsby’s fortune comes from bootlegging ○ She angrily replies that Gatsby’s wealth comes from a chain of drugstores that he owns ● Gatsby seeks out Nick after Tom and Daisy leave the party; he is unhappy because Daisy has had such an unpleasant time ●
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