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Feb 20, 2013 3:11 PM

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Chapter 3;

1) Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at Gatsby's party.

2) What does Nick think of Gatsby when he first meets him?

3) What does the owl-eyed man in the library find extraordinary about Gatsby's library?

4) What does Fitzgerald describe the party (in the passage beginning "By seven o'clock the orchestra has arrived") in the present tense?

5) Describe the ambiguity in Gatsby's character that strikes Nick.

6) Describe two incidents involving automobiles in this chapter. What role do automobiles seem to play in the novel so far?

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jill d #170087
Feb 20, 2013 3:30 PM

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1) Nick was actually invited, and he wasn't drunk.

Source(s): The Great Gatsby


jill d #170087
Feb 20, 2013 3:35 PM

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3) He is amazed that the books are real and have been read.

4) Fitzgerald wants us to experience the party with Nick, not just read about the experience itself.

5) Nick realizes that the Gatsby he believed to be completely confidant didn't really exist, that his confidence was superficial.

Source(s): The Great Gatsby


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