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Transcript of Meyer Wolfsheim
A quote in the novel that Meyer says describes him. “I understand you’re looking for a business gonnegtion"(Fitzgerald 55). This quote leads me to think that he is part of a gang or a gang leader in the city and represents where he stands in the story or what he means to it. This also makes me wonder what Gatsby really does for a living.
What group in society do they represent?
The Great Gatsby
, Meyer Wolfsheim represents the bad people of this time. Also known as the "gangsters".
Why are they important to the story?
How does the character act?
Meyer Wolfsheim is a mysterious type of person that not many people know about but we end up learning about other characters of the novel through Meyer (Shmoop Editorial Team. "Meyer Wolfsheim in the Great Gatsby.").
“Oh, no,” he exclaimed, “this isn’t the man.”
“No?” Mr. Wolfsheim seemed disappointed.
“This is just a friend. I told you we’d talk about that some other time."(Fitzgerald 55). The way the men talk about him not being "the guy" makes it seem very mysterious and confusing.
In the novel, Meyer Wolfsheim isn't meant for us to know perfectly. He is more of a guy that we only know a couple facts about. His importance is to show us more about Gatsby such as him not being a respectable businessman that people think he is to be (What is Meyer Wolfsheim's importance in this book??).
How does the character feel?
How does the character feel?
How do you know this?
How does the character look?
What symbols are they associated with?
What are the symbols associated with?
"A small, flat-nosed Jew raised his large head and regarded me with two fine growths of hair which luxeriated in either nostril. After a moment I discovered his tiny eyes in the half-darkness"(Fitzgerald 69). This quote describes the looks of Meyer Wolfsheim by talking about his facial features which are noticed by Nick Carraway.
"What Is Meyer Wolfsheim’s Importance in This Book?? Specifically Only from the Beginning to Ch. 4 The Great Gatsby... - Homework Help - ENotes.com." Enotes.com. Enotes.com, Apr.-May 2010. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, and Matthew J. Bruccoli.
The Great Gatsby. New York, NY: Scribner, 1996. Print.
Meyer is associated with the symbol which Nick recognized where there were real human teeth on Meyer's cuff links. Meyer has these cuff links on him because it shows to make up the character of Meyer Wolfsheim ("What do teeth represent in the Great Gatsby?").
"What do teeth represent in the Great Gatsby?" Yahoo! Answers. Yahoo!, 25 Sept. 2004. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
The way that Meyer Wolfsheim speaks and says certain words inquires that he is part of a gang
Shmoop Editorial Team. "Meyer Wolfsheim in the Great Gatsby." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web 09 Nov. 2014.
“No?” Mr. Wolfsheim seemed disappointed....
“I beg your pardon,” said Mr. Wolfsheim, “I had a wrong man.”
A succulent hash arrived, and Mr. Wolfsheim, forgetting the more sentimental atmosphere of the old Metropole, began to eat with ferocious delicacy(Fitzgerald 55). This quote in the novel states how he feels whenever Gatsby points out that he has the wrong guy that Meyer thought was right.