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The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions Answer each question thoroughly in your spiral notebook. You may use informal diction (but no slang, please) and give your thoughts and opinions. However, be sure to use EVIDENCE and EXAMPLES from the novel to back your opinion and explanations. Remember: SHOW, don’t just tell. Each answer should at least be a short, well-constructed paragraph. Chapter 1: Directly quote at least two references to colors in this chapter. Then, explain: What do the colors noted at the Buchanans’ house seem to suggest about the characters gathered in the room? Give evidence to support your ideas. (Hint: Read about the symbolism of colors on the Web.) Chapter 2: What does Tom’s behavior at the party in New York tell you about Tom’s character? How does Myrtle’s behavior seem to relate to her home, called the Valley of the Ashes? Chapter 3: What are some of the rumors about Gatsby? Why do you think Fitzgerald presents only rumors about Gatsby, not facts? Chapter 4: Choose at least two details of the scene with Meyer Wolfsheim that seem to suggest things about Gatsby’s character and/or lifestyle. Describe those details, and explain what each seems to show. Chapter 5: See the attached sheet. Do a “Reader Response Journal” entry for this chapter. Follow the example on the sheet. Chapter 6: Why is Daisy’s reaction to Gatsby’s party such a critical thing to Gatsby? What do you see about Gatsby in this chapter that you have not seen before? Chapter 7: After reading Chapter 7, with all its drama and shocks - at this point, how would you end the novel? Develop a detailed sketch of your plot for Chapters 8 and 9. Chapter 8: What does Nick's statement to Gatsby, "You're worth the whole bunch put together," show about Nick’s growth and change as a character? Chapter 9: See the attached sheet. Do a “Reader Response Journal” entry for this chapter. Follow the example on the sheet.
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