The Great Gatsby - Tri-Valley Local School District

The Great Gatsby - Tri-Valley Local School District

The Great Gatsby Chapters 2 and 3 You will be working with a partner; however, you must have your own paper with answers. With a partner, answer the following questions concerning chapter 2. The description of the valley of ashes opens chapter 2. On a literal level, what is the valley of ashes? What might it represent on a symbolic level? Compare/contrast o George Wilson and Tom o Myrtle Wilson and Daisy At the party in the apartment, what social classes are represented

and by whom? What social class does Nick belong to? The McKees only appear in chapter 2. Why does Fitzgerald bring them into the story? Doctor Eckleburgs eyes are mentioned often. What is the significance of these eyes? (consider the context in which they are mentioned) In what ways does Fitzgerald indicate that Myrtle Wilson is not intellectual? Do you think Tom will leave Daisy for Myrtle. Support your answer. With a partner, answer the following questions concerning chapter 3. Find support fir this statement: Gatsbys parties were expensive, elaborate, raucous affairs; but they were not gatherings of his friends who brought warmth and happiness with them.

Explain Nicks comment, It was testimony to the romantic speculation he (Gatsby) inspired that there were whispers about him from those who had found little that it was necessary to whisper about in the world. Why do Jordan and Nick leave the group from East Egg? What is the great quality of Gatsbys smile? What do Gatsby and Nick have in common? Why does Jordan not believe Gatsby when he says that he attended Oxford College in England? In what way is Gatsbys behavior at the party unlike the behavior of most of his guests? What is the purpose of the last section of this chapter that begins, Reading over what I have written so far.?

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