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Nick's personal evaluation

Impartial, honest

2

Our evaluation of Nick

Non-confrontational

sensitive

lost

3

Purpose of Nick remembering his birthday

shows how caught up he was in everyone else's life

his moment of self-realization

4

Nick's final observation about Gatsby

He respects Gatsby and thinks he was better than the rich crowd

He thinks Gatsby was used for his money and parties (no one came to funeral)

Thinks Gatsby has unrealistic dreams

5

Nick's final observations about the rich

Ends up not liking the rich because they are so careless

They get away with murder

Daisy doesn't even come to the funeral

6

What is Nick's purpose in the story development?

He is the narrator who we see the story through

He enables Gatsby and Diasy to meet again because they both commonly know him

7

Gatsby's real name

James Gatz

8

Gatsby's background

Dirt poor

Farmers in the Midwest

9

Gatsby's main influence

Dan Cody

10

What does Dan Cody do?

Show's Gatsby the rich life he could have

11

Klipspringer quotes

"In the morning, in the evening.."

"tennis shoes"

12

Gatsby's relationship to Meyer Wolfsheim

Buisness partners in bootlegging

13

Driving force in Gatsby's life

Daisy

All the money was for her

14

Reason Gatsby's death is necessary at the end

His life and dream was crumbling

Without Daisy he couldn't live

It corresponds to the stock market crash

15

Purpose of Tom in story development

Antagonist

Cheating on Daisy leads to the climax of the story

He makes George loose Myrtle

He makes Gatsby loose Daisy

16

Who does Daisy end up choosing?

Tom

17

Purpose of Daisy in story development

She drives Gatsby to do everything that he does

18

Daisy's response to confrontation at the Plaza Hotel

She backs away and says she loves both of them

in the end she chose tom

19

Daisy's reaction to killing Myrtle

unfazed

allows Gatsby to take the blame

20

Jordan Baker's reputation as a pro golfer

She is a cheater

21

Jordan's reaction to Myrtle's death

She is ready to hang out with Nick more

22

Myrtle Wilson character traits

strong willed

materialistic

ignorant

23

Myrtle Wilson's goal

To marry Tom in order to improve her lifestyle and get rich

24

Myrtle Wilson's reason for running into the street

She thought it was Tom to save her

25

George Wilson character traits

Hard working, loving, dreamer, tired

26

George Wilson's dream

to move West for Myrtle

27

George Wilson's purpose in the story development

Myrtle's husband

Kills Gatsby and himself

28

Who does George Wilson think Myrtle is having an affair with?

Gatsby

29

External Conflicts

Tom vs. Gatsby

Nick vs. Wealthy

W. Egg vs. E. Egg (new money vs. old money)

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Internal Conflict

Nick struggling to deal with the careless lifestyle of the rich. He is loosing himself