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The Great Gatsby Response Journal
Chapter 1 The narrator and book’s author in the story, “The Great Gatsby,” is Nick Carraway a man from the Midwest with a wealthy family. Nick starts by telling us about some thing he learned from his father. He learned not to judge people because they haven’t had the same advantages that he has in life. He tries to put himself in other people’s shoes so he doesn’t misunderstand them. He describes himself as honest and non-judgmental. He also mentions Gatsby and says how he represents everything he hates. Nick moved to New York to work in the bond business after he served in the army …show more content…
The guests act as if they are in an amusement park. One day one of Gatsby’s servants gives Nick an invitation to the party and he realizes he is probably the only one there who was actually invited. Nick hears many rumors about Gatsby throughout the night. No body really knows anything about Gatsby or how he got his money. Him and Jordan Baker hear rumors that he killed a guy, was a german spy, and also attended Oxford. In the midst of this huge party, Nick and Jordan want to find Gatsby, but instead meet a man who Nick calls Owl Eyes in the library. Owl Eyes is highly intoxicated and surprised that the books are actually real. Nick meets a man who says they served in the same division in the war. This man is Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is not how Nick pictured him and is impressed with his smile. Gatsby also has a habit of calling people “old sport.” Gatsby does not participate in his parties and doesn’t drink with his guests. Nick is extremely fascinated by Gatsby. Gatsby speaks with Jordan privately and Jordan tells Nick after that what she heard was extraordinary. Nick leaves and on his way home sees Owl Eyes and another drunken man climb out of the car that they crashed. It shows the carelessness that everybody has. At the end of the chapter Nick talks about his life and how he works and had a girlfriend who lived in Jersey city to show he doesn’t just party and that’s it. He begins to see Jordan Baker romantically, but finds that she is the most dishonest person. She is a foil to Nick. He also finds out that she cheated in one of her golf
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1. " He had one of those rare smiles,... believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself." (p.48/2) This quotation is an important one because it talks about the close-up examination of Gatsby from Nick's view of point.
Chapter one There were many important parts about chapter one. I think that the green light drove the plot the most though. It also had a connection with Gatsby's desire and symbolized it. In the beginning of the book Nick began describing himself.
Kelsey Riordan Great Gatsby Response Journal March 2,2015 Chapter 1 The narrator of the story is a young man from Minnesota by the name of Nick Caraway. The audience only sees the story through his views, but he generally is not judgmental which is probably why many people are comfortable to confide. Nick moved to the East coast to learn the bond business because he felt that the west wasn't living up to the social standards he wanted.
In this passage, Jordan has finished telling Gatsby and Daisy’s story to Nick. Nick narrates, “When Jordan Baker had finished telling all this we had left the Plaza for half an hour and were driving in a victoria through Central Park. The sun had gone down behind the tall apartments of the movie stars in the West Fifties, and the clear voices of girls, already gathered like crickets on the grass, rose through the hot twilight: ‘I’m the Sheik of Araby. Your love belongs to me.
A few days later, Tom invites Nick to his party in New York City. Before they go to New York City, they stop at an auto shop in an area between the West Egg and New York City, called the Valley of Ashes, to pick up Tom's mistress, Myrtle. Nick realizes that Myrtle is arrogant and superficial. This party seemed endless and, in a way, sets the tone for other parties in the novel. Nick grows fascinated with his neighbor Jay Gatsby, who hosts lavish parties in the West Egg. "
Mislaid Limbs Time is timeless, like a broken clock growling menacingly. As the hours passed, the future receded. Daisy was rested lifelessly, feeling disorientated like a broken doll. Unable to disconnect from the torturous flashbacks encountered when her eyes were closed. Each night, the battle between Daisy’s past and present began, sparking a perplexed disarray of her future, always leaving her with a sick sensation.
Amanda Michleski English III CP Guadagnino Gatsby Response Journal Chapter 1 Nick introduced himself before telling the story. He seems like he is not very close to his father and that he does not talk to him very much. He says he is not judgmental, since his dad advised him not to be. Even though he listened to his father, he discovers through his life that being judgmental, at least a bit, would be beneficial in certain situations if he was. Everyone wants to confide in Nick, and tell them their problems.
Chapter 1: 2. When Nick first enters the Buchanan's house, the scene is not presented realistically. It is said that, "...the two young women ballooned slowly to the floor" (12). The women are painted as objects or even furniture in the room. This makes it seem as though Tom Buchanan is indeed the man of the household, and a strong one at that.
Gatsby Isn’t Who He Seems In this book, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses detail to make Gatsby to make him not who he seems. Details including events at his parties that make Gatsby seem suspicious, and details in Gatsby’s “life story” when him and Nick were driving. Events at the party made Gatsby a bit suspicious. At the party in chapter three, two girls and Jordan were talking and one of the girls said that they heard that Gatsby has killed a man, but the other girl said he wouldn’t go that far (44).
Nick is chasing after Jordan and Gatsby, however. He thinks he is interested in Jordan, and wants to get to know her better, until he finds out that she is a liar and he cannot trust her. Nick is also looking into Gatsby’s life because he is interested about his
Chapter X I’ve never been ashamed of who I am until the summer of 1932. My experiences that summer turned me into a delicate china doll which Fate smashed into a tiny little fragments. I was drowning in darkness and no one could throw out a life preserver to save me. The one thing that gave me comfort was the Gatsby’s green light blinking in a world of misery and ash.
There was a touch of parental contempt in it, even toward people he liked and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.” ch.1 Analysis: Nick is describing Tom, since he’s the narrator. Nick describes tom through his voice but yet you can get see all his personality through it. It also gives a small detail about nick like how close he pays attention to those around him and describes them in detail descriptions. 7.
Nick had attempted to escape from this lifestyle but because he was unable to make a complete decision in the beginning, he kept living it through the Buchanans; they were Nick’s window to the past. He witnesses Tom’s affair being “insisted upon wherever he was known” (21) without shame, and Daisy “[turn] out the light” (117) in her relationship with Gatsby, as it it never happened. A quiet bystander, never interfering, he experiences their life of ignorance, one with no repercussions, the one he had. Unwilling to remove himself from them, he instead complies to their wants, their decisions that create a sense of accomplishment. Doing nothing to change and move on from his past, Nick makes his choice to move to the east pointless.
Jacobo Delara Mr. Horner English II CP September 15 2014 The Great Gatsby The classic American Novel Nick Carraway is man from a wealthy family in Minnesota moving to west egg to learn about the Bond business. Then he gets involved with Mr. Gatsby which then sparks the beginning of the novel.