The Great Gatsby

“The Great Gatsby” was written by American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is second in the list of the “100 Best Novels of the 20th Century” in the Modern Library.

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Where did george and myrtle live in The Great Gatsby?

The valley of ashes, they grey dead area separating west and east egg.

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What did Wilson tell Tom when he got gas for Gatsby's car?

He told Tom that he and Myrtle were going to be moving west.. The reason they are moving is because Wilson found out that Myrtle was having an affair, although he was unaware of whom it was she was with. He asked for the car that Tom had had and Tom, upset about Myrtle's departure, said okay and told Wilson he would bring it the next day.

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What advice did the narrators father give him in the Great Gatsby?

"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."

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How old was Myrtle Wilson of The Great Gatsby when she got killed?

27

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In The Great Gatsby why did myrtle run?

Myrtle had earlier seen Tom driving Gatsby's car. When it came back, she assumed it was Tom again, and, having just had a heated argument with her husband, who realised she was having an affair, ran out to stop him, and presumably beg him to take her with him.

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Is this quote in 'The Great Gatsby'--There are no second chances or no second acts?

This is not a quote from The Great Gatsby, but it is from F. Scott Fitzgerald. He wrote it in the notes of his last novel, The Last Tycoon.

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What decade did ''The Great Gatsby '' take place?

the 1920s

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Who wrote The Great Gatsby?

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby. He was born in 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, attended Princeton University and joined the army in 1917. His own life and marriage to Zelda Sayre influenced his writing greatly and in 1926 The Great Gatsby was first published.

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Why did tom break myrtle's nose in The Great Gatsby?

because she kept mentiong Daisy's name

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Did daisy kill myrtle by accident?

Yes.

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What does the owl eyed man find extraordinary about Gatsby's library?

The Owl-Eyed Man is simply tickled that Gatsby's books are all REAL! He cannot believe that the books are real, with words and everything (though some of the pages have not been cut).

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What items does Myrtle Wilson purchase in the city?

Myrtle buys a dog, perfume, and a magzine

"She had changed her dress to a brown figured muslin which stretched
tight over her rather wide hips as Tom helped her to the platform in
New York. At the news-stand she bought a copy of "Town Tattle" and a
moving-picture magazine and, in the station drug store, some cold cream
and a small flask of perfume. Upstairs, in the solemn echoing drive
she let four taxi cabs drive away before she selected a new one,
lavender-colored with grey upholstery, and in this we slid out from the
mass of the station into the glowing sunshine."

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Why is nick afraid that his house was on fire and what is unusual about Gatsby's house?

Pizza

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Where does daisy and Gatsby meet in The Great Gatsby?

Louisville KY

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Who is Michaelis in The Great Gatsby?

Michaelis runs the restaurant next to Wilson's car shop. He witnessed the hit and run of Myrtle; he tells Wilson that the car that hit her was coming from NY.

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What does tom find out about george and myrtle?

he nose checks her with his fist of fury

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Who has the strongest morals in 'The Great Gatsby'?

This is very much a matter of your own interpretation and there is room to argue that any character in the book is the most moral.

I would personally argue that it is part of the book's message that ultimately none of them are moral.

Nick Carraway starts off the book by boasting that he was taught right and wrong from a young age and that perhaps he is more moral and neutral in his judgments than others. However, as the books moves on we can see this as being a lie. Nick does judge people in the book and he often does this quite harshly. He also allows himself to fall in with a bad crowd and take part in the decadance of his age. Nick's quite naive about his faults though and so although he is immoral he's not aware of it.

Daisy Buchanan is immoral because she leads on Gatsby's hopes of a partnership and then drops him cold when her husband steps in. She is a flirt and is dishonest with Gatsby and her husband. She is also consumerist and allows herself to follow along with the decadances of her time. It's also worth remembering that Daisy was happy to drive off after she'd hit a woman with her car and is happy to let Gatsby take the blame and the fatal punishment. I would say she is the least moral.

Jay Gatsby is immoral because he tries to lead astray a married woman. He's also a criminal and a rum runner during prohibition. However, I would argue that Gatsby is the most innocent about his crimes and since he also sticks by Daisy, is in some ways the most moral of them all.

Jordan Baker is a liar and a cheat. She's also morally blurry with men.

Tom Buchanan is racist, closed minded and violent. He looks down on others and thinks he's better than everyone else. A little like Gatsby though, Tom is more innocent in his faults than some of the women.

To be honest though you could argue this either way.

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Why couldnt nick get anyone to go to gatsbys funeral?

Though sad, the lack of attenders to Gatsby's funeral demonstrates the transience of the era. People only knew people on a surface level and were unable to retain any deep relationships. This is demonstrated memorable in chapter 3 where there were 'enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other's names'.

The unfortunate truth is that Gatsby had no friends, he was unable to fit into the society of East Egg as he was not 'Old Money', and the society of West Egg simply enjoyed his wealth without knowing Gatsby at all.

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What is daisy's reaction to Gatsby and Tom in chapter 7?

Read chapter 7. The answer is there

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What does the green light symbolize in F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby?

Situated at the end of Daisy's East Egg dock and barely visible from Gatsby's West Egg lawn, the green light represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams for the future. Gatsby associates it with Daisy, and in Chapter I he reaches toward it in the darkness as a guiding light to lead him to his goal. Because Gatsby's quest for Daisy is broadly associated with the American dream, the green light also symbolizes that more generalized ideal. In Chapter IX, Nick compares the green light to how America, rising out of the ocean, must have looked to early settlers of the new nation. "The green light on Daisy's house that Gatsby gazes wistfully at from his own house across the water represents the "unattainable dream." But the green light also represents the hazy future, the future that is forever elusive, as Nick claims in the last page of the novel, "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter - to-morrow we will run farther, stretch out our arms farther...." The interesting question is, if the green light is the future, how is it so tied up with Daisy and the dreams of the past?"--Check out the included link for more info.

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What happens to the concept of time in the great gatsby chapter 2?

The time seems to stop.

It takes forever forever for it to seem to even go past every hour. The party seemed to stop time.

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Who was daisy in The Great Gatsby married to?

Tom Buchanan
Tom Buchanan

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How does the mafia link to The Great Gatsby?

Gatsby is head of the mafia which is how he is considered "new rich"

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What is F Scott Fitzgerald's writing style in The Great Gatsby?

Navitism.

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