The Great Gatsby

The three major scenes in chapter 4

What are the three major scenes in this chapter and how does each reveal a constrasting aspect of gatsby's identity in his past and his present?

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Nick hears all kinds of rumours of Gatsby's past. Most are pretty ridiculous. At a Sunday morning party at Gatsby's, Nick hears further gossip about Gatsby from a group of foolish young women. They say that he is a bootlegger who killed a man who discovered that he was nephew to von Hindenburg and second cousin to the devil.

One is when Gatsby delivers his own improbable story of his past.

According to Jordan, Gatsby bought his house in West Egg just in order to be close to Daisy. It is at this moment that Nick realizes that the green light, toward which he saw Gatsby so plaintively gesturing, is the light that marks the end of the Buchanans' dock. Jordan informs Nick that Gatsby wants him to arrange a reunion between himself and Daisy.