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* Vocabulary – I will use vocab words within test questions, so you need to know what they mean. You will also have 5 vocab
words to match with the proper definition.
* Plot- what are the big points of the plot?
*Setting – West Egg, East Egg, Valley of Ashes, New York City (know some details about each)
*Main Characters- how are they connected?
         Nick               Wilson
         Gatsby             Tom
         Daisy              Jordan
*Symbols (what does each symbolize?)
         Green Light        Gatsby’s House
         Gatsby’s Car       Pink Suit
         Billboard with Eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg
*Allusions (what is it talking about? Why is it used in the book?)
         Trimalchio         Grail             Belasco
*Themes-           1. The corruption/decline of the American Dream is caused by materialism and a lack of morals
                   2. Dreams are often destroyed by reality
                   3. The Great Gatsby represents the disillusionment of the 1920s
*Some Important Quotations (look at your notes and be able to explain the significance of each. How does it relate to a major
theme?)
     ―The best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.‖ (17) – Daisy
     ―It’s a bona-fide piece of printed matter. It fooled me. This fella’s a regular Belasco. It’s a triumph. What thoroughness! What
         realism! Knew when to stop, too—didn’t cut the pages.‖ (p. 45-6) - Owl-Eyed Man
     ―We hadn’t reached West Egg Village before Gatsby began leaving his elegant sentences….caramel-colored suit.‖ (64) - Nick
     ―They’re such beautiful shirts‖ (92) -Daisy
     ― Almost five years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams—not through
         her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything.‖ (95) –Nick
     ―Can’t repeat the past? […] Why of course you can!‖ (110) –Gatsby
     ―So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past.‖ (180) - Nick


The Great Gatsby Study Guide
* Vocabulary – I will use vocab words within test questions, so you need to know what they mean. You will also have 10 vocab
words to match with the proper definition.
* Plot- what are the big points of the plot?
*Setting – West Egg, East Egg, Valley of Ashes, New York City (know some details about each)
*Main Characters- how are they connected?
         Nick               Wilson
         Gatsby             Tom
         Daisy              Jordan
*Symbols (what does each symbolize?)
         Green Light        Gatsby’s House
         Gatsby’s Car       Pink Suit
         Billboard with Eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg
*Allusions (what is it talking about? Why is it used in the book?)
         Trimalchio         Grail             Belasco
*Themes-           1. The corruption/decline of the American Dream is caused by materialism and a lack of morals
                   2. Dreams are often destroyed by reality
                   3. The Great Gatsby represents the disillusionment of the 1920s
*Some Important Quotations (look at your notes and be able to explain the significance of each. How does it relate to a major
theme?)
     ―The best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.‖ (17) – Daisy
     ―It’s a bona-fide piece of printed matter. It fooled me. This fella’s a regular Belasco. It’s a triumph. What thoroughness! What
         realism! Knew when to stop, too—didn’t cut the pages.‖ (p. 45-6) - Owl-Eyed Man
     ―We hadn’t reached West Egg Village before Gatsby began leaving his elegant sentences….caramel-colored suit.‖ (64) - Nick
     ―They’re such beautiful shirts‖ (92) -Daisy
     ― Almost five years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams—not through
         her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything.‖ (95) –Nick
     ―Can’t repeat the past? […] Why of course you can!‖ (110) –Gatsby
     ―So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past.‖ (180) - Nick

				
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