Nick first meets his distant cousin lying on a sofa next to her friend, Jordan Baker. And there are more interesting things to not about her in the first chapter. During the dinner party at the Buchanans, Tom gets a phone call, and Daisy begins to freak out and starts yelling at him.
Jordan tells Nick that Tom is having an affair with ‘some woman in New York’ (p. 20). This woman – later we learn that her name is Myrtle Wilson – calls Tom, on the telephone, during dinner .
The first time Nick sees Gatsby is at the end of chapter 1 ; Nick is sitting outside his bungalow in West Egg after having dinner with Tom, Daisy, and Jordan in East Egg. Nick looks in the direction of Gatsby’s gaze and sees a green light that he thinks might be at the end of a dock.
Q. What happens when Nick attends a dinner at Daisy Buchanan’s ? He learns that Jordan Baker is not really a good golf player. He discovers that Tom Buchanan has a mistress in New York.
When Nick Carraway, in the opening chapter of The Great Gatsby, visits East Egg for dinner with Tom and Daisy Buchanan and their friend Jordan Baker, the meal is rudely interrupted by the intrusion of an uninvited “fifth guest” (Gatsby 31), the telephone, whose presence throws the evening into emotional turmoil.
As a narrator, Nick is a honest person, however, as a character in the novel, he is t honest to the other characters, for example, Nick is contradictory to what he states when he has relationship between Jordan Baker, and he still remains be friend with Gatsby when he knows Gatsby lies to him, in addition, he doesn’t
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Why doesn’t Nick judge Gatsby harshly ? Nick is attracted to Gatsby’s personality. How does Nick differ from other people living in his neighborhood? Nick is well connected and attended a prestigious school.
Nick is particularly taken with Gatsby and considers him a great figure. He sees both the extraordinary quality of hope that Gatsby possesses and his idealistic dream of loving Daisy in a perfect world. In Nick’s view, Gatsby’s capacity to dream makes him “great” despite his flaws and eventual undoing.
Fitzgerald describes Jordan Baker as intriguing but beautiful. When Nick first sees her, she is very stiff and uptight. Nick (as said in question 5) finds her intriguing but he thoroughly enjoys looking at her; and is attracted to her.
Why does Gatsby throw huge, expensive parties for people he does not even know? He is hoping that the insane parties will draw her attention and he hopes that she will eventually wind up stumbling into a party . He also seems to be the only one worried about Gatsby’s whereabouts, and he eventually gets to meet him.
What catches Nick’s attention at the end of the chapter ? Gatsby wants Nick to invite Daisy for tea, and Gatsby will stop by. Gatsby also wants Jordan to tell the story about Gatsby and Daisy.
What does Nick think of Gatsby after meeting him ? He is surprised at how young he is. He says his speech is formal and elaborate. Nick thinks he’s one of the few honest people he knows.
Nick finally understands Gatsby for the first time after discovering his past romance with Daisy. Now, he sees Gatsby as a real person with hopes and dreams like everybody else instead of a stuck up rich neighbor.
Terms in this set (24) What does Nick learn about Tom and Daisy and Jordan during their dinner party ? He learns that Tom and Daisy’s relationship isn’t great and that Tom is having an affair. He also learns that Jordan is a sports girl and that she will be here a lot.