The Great Gatsby Chapter 2 How does Nick

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The Great Gatsby Chapter: 2

The Great Gatsby Chapter: 2

How does Nick meet Tom’s mistress? n Tom meets Nick on a train to

How does Nick meet Tom’s mistress? n Tom meets Nick on a train to New York, and while the train is stopped at a crossing, he takes Nick to the garage where she lives.

How does Myrtle react to Tom’s arrival? n Myrtle is excited by Tom’s presence.

How does Myrtle react to Tom’s arrival? n Myrtle is excited by Tom’s presence. She makes no effort to hide her feelings from her husband.

Describe George Wilson n George appears to be a meek, unassertive and unperceptive man.

Describe George Wilson n George appears to be a meek, unassertive and unperceptive man.

How does he react to Tom’s arrival? n He is interested in Tom’s arrival

How does he react to Tom’s arrival? n He is interested in Tom’s arrival because of a business deal, and apparently he doesn’t notice his wife’s feelings.

How does Myrtle behave as the party progresses? n She becomes more affected and

How does Myrtle behave as the party progresses? n She becomes more affected and arrogant as the evening goes on.

Describe the setting of the Valley of Ashes where George and Myrtle live n

Describe the setting of the Valley of Ashes where George and Myrtle live n It is a desolate area where everything is covered with dust and ash. The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.

How does Fitzgerald describe Myrtle Wilson? n She is in her mid-thirties, stout, and

How does Fitzgerald describe Myrtle Wilson? n She is in her mid-thirties, stout, and not particularly beautiful.

Does Myrtle’s physical appearance reflect her character in any way? n Her physical coarseness

Does Myrtle’s physical appearance reflect her character in any way? n Her physical coarseness reflects her inner coarseness. However, she also has a sensuality and vitality about her that account for Tom’s attraction.

Compare the setting of the party in this chapter with the setting of the

Compare the setting of the party in this chapter with the setting of the party in Chapter One. n The Buchanan mansion is light, airy, and elegant, while the apartment is small, dark, and filled with tasteless appointments. Like Myrtle, the apartment is a kind of parody of “gracious living”

Why does Tom attack Myrtle at the end of the party? n He attacks

Why does Tom attack Myrtle at the end of the party? n He attacks her because she mentions Daisy’s name. His cold cruelty is displayed by the attack, which is swift, brutal, and without remorse.