Flashcards in Meyer Wolfsheim Deck (7)
What does Wolfshiem represent in the novel?
The criminal underworld of the 1920s
When is Wolfshiem first introduced?
Just after Gatsby has described his past life as a 'young rajah' and claimed to have inherited his money
Who's Wolfshiem's character based on?
- jewish gangster
- lived in new york and was involved in bootlegging
believed to have bribed a baseball tram to deliberately lose the world series (Wolfshiem fixed the world series)
Who is Wolfshiem to Gatsby?
A father figure
Helped him get into business - ' i made him'
" always together"
One of the few characters to grieve for Gatsby
Influence in Gatsbys death shows American Dream has been corrupted
What is his language like?
Aggressive- ' don't pay him a penny till he shuts his mouth'
Speaks in orders and statements
Why doesn't he attend Gatsbys funeral?
Doesn't want to 'get mixed up' in his death