2nd May 2017

Chapter analysis

Chapter 1:

  1. What was the advice given to Nick by his father? How, do you suppose, this makes him a good person to tell this story? His dad said ‘Whenever you feel like you are criticizing anyone,just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’ This makes him a good person to tell the story because he doesn’t look down on people.
  2. How is West Egg different from East Egg? Which do you think you would rather live in and why? East egg is old money meaning that their family is rich and West Egg means you are new to wealth. I think I would rather be in West Egg because you have worked hard to get your money.
  3. If you were going to pick one colour to connect with Daisy Buchanan, what colour would it be? Explain your reasoning. Daisy would be represented by White. This is because she is innocent and pure. Her name is also a Daisy which is white.
  4. We find out that Tom has “some woman in New York.” What unflattering feature of Jordan Baker’s personality is revealed in this scene?
  5. The green light that Gatsby is staring at will become an important symbol in the book. What symbolic associations do you connect to the colour green? The colour of life and renewal


Respond now!