The Great Gatsby chapter 3 study guide Flashcard Example #33884

Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at Gatsby’s party?
1. If you were actually invited my Gatsby himself then it was a honor for both of you to be there.
2. It was very rare to actually see and meet Gatsby at his own party. (which Nick got to do)
what does Nick think of Gatsby when he first meets him?
Nick was actually invited to Gatsby’s party and he kind of already knows what gatsby is like because he’s neighbors with him.
Describe the events and atmosphere of the party.
outside in his garden-tons of green lights, caterers, large long table of food, tons to drink (wine, etc), orchestra, cocktail table.
What does the owl-eyed man in the library find extradionary about Gatsby’s library?
he’s drunk, but he find that the books are real with printed pages and everythink.
What does Nick learn about Jordan Baker after he has spent some time with her?
That she is very outgoing, rich, she has met Gatsby once before(something going on between them).
Why does Fitzgerald describe the party (in the passage beginning “By seven o’clock the orchestra has arrived”) in the present tense?
So we (the audience) can picture and rally realizae, as if we were there, what it was like.
How does Nick characterize the guests at Gatsby’s party? What do his characterizations tellus about how Nick feels about most of these people?
He says that a lot of them are young Englishmen all about who are well dressed, very quiet, and seem a little hungry. he think there probs here to sell things like bonds or insurance or automobiles.
Describe the ambiguity in Gatsby’s character that strikes Nick.
That he’s not like the people at his own party.
Describe two incidents involving automombiles in this chapter. What role do automobiles seem to play in the novel so far?
1. Englishmen at the party selling automobiles.
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