The Great Gatsby Questions Assignment
These are questions meant to check up on your comprehension and interpretation of the book so far, as we are now pretty darn deep into it, and things are going to change quite a bit in the remaining chapters. These questions are meant to be comprehensive, so discuss anything that has been in Chapters 1-6 as part of your response. Your answers should be relatively brief, but need to have some real content and thought to them as well…a few lines each is probably adequate.
1. From Chapter 6 and previous material as well, what are as many of the rumors and gossip about Gatsby as you can find? That is, what do people at his parties think of who and what he is? Tom has a few words to say about this, too, and will have more in the remaining chapters!
2, What character do you admire/like the most so far in this book? Why? If possible as part of your response, give a quote or two to illustrate your thoughts.
3. What character do you dislike the most so far and why? Again, if possible, give a quote or two to illustrate your thoughts.
4. What is your opinion of the people who come to Gatsby’s many parties, and why (excluding Nick and Jordan, please)? What do you think Fitzgerald is saying about these rich people who attend Gatsby’s gatherings, and, by extrapolation, the real life rich people of his day?
5. What do you think the truth of Gatsby’s past and present is by the time you are done with Chapter 6? That is, in brief terms, who was he as a youth, what was the truth of his and Daisy’s past, and how/why did Gatsby become who he is now in the present time of the action of the book, to your best interpretation/knowledge?