Summer Reading Assignment

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The Great Gatsby Summer Reading Assignment

Chapter 1:
1) A) Nick Carraway is both a good and bad narrator for the story. We can personally witness the events in the story as if we are actually part of the novel, but at the same time, he cannot display an accurate interpretation of what happened between Gatsby and Daisy before he met them. To fill in the blanks of information that Nick does not know about, he turns to other characters in the story (Joran Baker and Gatsby). He is too deeply involved in events and relationships. Therefore he is biased; he is drawn to be more sympathetic towards Gatsby, and negative and sarcastic towards Tom Buchanan because of Tom’s cruel attitude towards him.

B) The feeling in the Buchanan household is very quiet and a bit awkward. Nick has not seen his cousins in a very long time, and he does not know what to say to them. He also meets a woman, whom he has heard of before. He does not know how he should act in front of his family.

Chapter 2:
A) The setting in Chapter 1 is different than Chapter 2 for many reasons. In the first chapter, Nick starts off explaining an event that happened to him in the past. In the second chapter, he begins explaining what is happening in the present moment.

B) I think that Myrtle and Daisy are complete opposites in both appearance and characters. Myrtle is very curvy and she likes to get what she wants. She also is very dictated, and she always says what’s on her mind. Daisy is a very petitte woman, and very quiet. She does not do anything to disturb anyone.

Chapter 3:

A) The guests at Gatsby’s parties behaved more proper than at the other parties. The guests seem to feel more nervous and anxious around eachother at Gatsby’s parties than they seem to at other parties that they attend. B) The contrasting things that strike Nick about Gatsby are, that he is very polite and considerate, but that he is also chooses his words very carefully before he says...
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