The Great Gatsby Discussion Questions by FYNZ4s

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									The Great Gatsby Discussion Questions
Chapter 2:


Make a list of everything you notice that is artificial, fake, unreal or
phony. Why does Fitzgerald spotlight these kinds of behaviors and
settings?

What is the tone of the description of the valley of ashes?

Why does Fitzgerald include the billboard of the eyes of Dr. T.J.
Eckleburg?



Chapter 3:

What is the EFFECT of describing the man in the library as having
“enormous owl-eyed spectacles”?

Why is Owl Eyes surprised that the books are real, and what is the
function of this scene?

What is your reaction to Nick’s assessment of himself when he
reflects, “Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal
virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have
ever known”?

Is Nick “inclined to reserve all judgments,” as he says about himself on
page 1?

								
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