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THE GREAT GATSBY Study Questions and Discussion Elements
PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND TURN IN “How do you feel about the characters that you have met in the Great Gatsby so far? Do any of the characters remind you of anybody that you know? How have the female characters been portrayed so far? ” Chapter 1 Study Questions 1. How does the narrator describe Gatsby? 2. From where did the narrator come and why? 3. Describe the narrator's house. 4. Describe the Buchanans' house. 5. How does Nick know Daisy and Tom? 6. What did Miss Baker tell Nick about Tom? 7. When asked about her daughter, what does Daisy say? 8. How is Gatsby introduced into the novel?
DISILLUSION tr. v. dis·il·lu·sioned, dis·il·lu·sion·ing, dis·il·lu·sions To free or deprive of illusion. n. 1. The act of disenchanting. 2. The condition or fact of being disenchanted. Disillusionment burst [someone’s] bubble To disabuse; to open someone’s eyes; to shatter someone’s illusions; also pop or break [someone’s] bubble and to prick or put a pin in [someone’s] balloon. This expression refers to the fragile nature of both soap bubbles and human illusions. everything tastes of porridge An expression used to inject a note of reality into our daydreams. The point is that no matter how grandiose our schemes or how successful our self-delusions, the taste of porridge or the reality of our domestic affairs will always be there to impinge on our fantasies. Porridge, formerly a staple in every household, is a most appropriate symbol of the practical, basic nature of home life.
ANNOTATION 1. a note added by way of comment or explanation Basically: that act of writing notes on what you read. Notes based on comprehension and/or based on personal connection or reflection.
PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND TURN IN Chapter 2 Study Questions 1. Describe the "valley of ashes. " What does it look like and what does it represent? 2. Describe Mr. Wilson and Myrtle. Do they seem to fit into the setting? 3. What more have you learned about Nick in this chapter? Is he similar or different than the people he spends his time with? 4. Describe the violent act Tom committed against Myrtle. What does this reveal about him? Quotes: Write down a quote, the page, and why it is important to this chapter. (page _____):