the great Gatsby chapter 6 questions

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In the first few pages of this chapter, we learn about Gatsby’s background. When did James Gatz change his
name to Jay Gatsby? Why did he leave college after just two weeks?

He changed it at the age of 17. he was upset because no one looked at him with power and money

Nick says, "So he [Gatsby] invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely
to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end." For James Gatz, what does he expect the future Jay
Gatsby’s life will be like? Specifically, at
night, what sets James’ heart "in a constant, turbulent" riot?

that he started his new life of luxury. he desires for bigger better things

To young Gatz, what does Dan Cody’s yacht represent?

the yacht represents the beauty and glamor in the world

Why does Gatsby not get the $25,000 left to him in Cody’s will? What lesson did young Gatsby likely
learn from this incident?

that Gatsby is not supposted to receive the money. that he learned that his wealth does not get him everything.

After crossing paths with Gatsby, Tom says, "I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much
these days to suit me." What’s interesting (and hypocritical) about this line?

tom is hypocritical because he runs around and finds other women that are attracted to him. Myrtle for example who is the exact women that he is looking for

What is Daisy’s opinion of Gatsby’s party?

She pretends she’s having a great time when really she dislikes it because it is loud crowed. That even though they are all rich people their is no class to this party

While the reader can have easily predicted Daisy and Tom’s reactions to his party, Gatsby cannot. Why not?

That he does not understand the elite class. That he still has a vision of wealth and luxury. Gatsby’s vision oh having made it is in the new money successes.

What is Nick’s view of repeating the past, and what is Gatsby’s opinion? Why is Gatsby’s opinion unrealistic?

Nick says you can go back or repeat the past. Gatsby does not like that answer because he is still in love with daisy and he knows that she still loves him. Even though Daisy has started a different life and isn’t the same girl she used to be Gatsby dosent want to look at her in that way.

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