Gatsby's extravagant parties went on during "summer nights" and people were rarely invited, but "they went there" to celebrate in a sumptuous atmosphere. As Nick gets to know better Jordan Baker; his curiosity about Gatsby's wins and he asks her about his past, but she adamantly avoided the question and start talking about how she "like[s] large parties" due to their "[intimacy]." On the night of his acquaintance with Gatsby, Nick turns quickly to Jordan and interrogates her about his "dim background." Nick's actions seem child-like and very chagrined due to his choice of action; it seems that the only way Nick could get information about Gatsby is by gossiping like small school girls. It's pitiful to watch Nick's jejune attempts to get information about the host of "large parties" is by chattering with uninvited guest that only seek the "privacy" that small parties doesn't provide. Gatsby's "dim background" is surely secure by the intimacy of the large party in which no one will find out about his impecunious life style due to everyone engrossment in their own affairs. Gatsby's past is well hidden from the eyes of everyone who attends his parties or stays at his... [continues]
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