He shows the police officer a christmas card from the police commissioner who owes him a favor ○ Nick later finds out it was a bribe. The card represents corruption. ● Gatsby introduces Nick to Meyer Wolfshiem , who, he claims, was responsible for fixing the 1919 World Series ○ Wolfshiem gives Nick the impression that the source of Gatsby’s wealth might be disagreeable to taste, smell or to look at ○ Wolfshiem says that Gatsby may even have ties to the sort of organized crime with which Wolfshiem is associated ● Nick sees Jordan Baker after the lunch, who finally tells him the details of her mysterious conversation with Gatsby at the party ● Gatsby told Jordan that he is in love with Daisy Buchanan ● Daisy + Gatsby ○ Jordan says, during the war, before Daisy married Tom, she was a beautiful young girl in Louisville, Kentucky, and all the military officers in town were in love with her. ○ Daisy fell in love with Lieutenant Jay Gatsby, who was stationed at the base near her home. ○ Though she chose to marry Tom after Gatsby left for the war, Daisy drank herself into numbness the night before her wedding, after she received a letter from Gatsby. ○ Daisy has apparently remained faithful to her husband throughout their marriage, but Tom has not. ○ Jordan adds that Gatsby bought his mansion in West Egg solely to be near Daisy. ● Nick realizes that the green light he saw was the light at the end of Daisy’s dock. ● Gatsby has asked Jordan to convince Nick to arrange a reunion between Gatsby and Daisy. Because he is terrified that Daisy will refuse to see him, Gatsby wants Nick to invite Daisy to tea ○ Gatsby intends to come to the tea at Nick’s house as well, surprising her and forcing her to see him ● ( Jordan’s story paints Gatsby as a lovesick, innocent young soldier, desperately trying to win the woman of his dreams. ) ● Gatsby: ○ representative of hope and authenticity ( Reliability ) ○ Gatsby the crooked businessman
○ representative of greed and moral corruption ● Chapter 4 illuminates a matter of great personal meaning for Gatsby: the object of his hope, the green light toward which he reaches ○ Green light = Daisy ■ Attempt to make love real ■ Symbol of Gatsby’s dream ● the green light represents: ○ the American dream ○ Gatsby’s irresistible longing to achieve his dream, ○ the connection of his dream to the pursuit of money and material success ○ the sense of his having created a new identity in a new place ● Why does Nick almost laugh when Gatsby is telling him about his personal history? ○ He thinks Gatsby sounds like a bad novel and he sounds like he's lying ● What is notable about Mr. Wolfsheim's cufflinks? ○ They are made from human teeth ● Who does Nick attempt to introduce Gatsby to?
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