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The Great Gatsby Chapter 4
Transcript of The Great Gatsby Chapter 4
The Green Light
the end of chapter one shows Gatsby reaching toward the green light at the end of a dock
the light is from Daisy's house
Gatsby is reaching out for Daisy, even though she is unattainable
also yearning for the lifestyle of the old-money
Rich cream color
bright nickel accents
very large, voluminous
Lots of compartments filled with shopping bags, food and utilities
shiny, large windshield
Gatsby went to Oxford
From a rich family from San Francisco, family was all dead.
Family left him with a lot of inheritance.
Traveled Europe trying to find happiness
Went into war, became lieutenant and then a major
Earned many awards for his time in the army
Thinks that Gatsby is all over the place with his comments
Nick is skeptical about Gatsby's past
Uses Jordan's input to affect his opinion of Gatsby
Believes Gatsby when he sees the picture of Oxford and the medal from the war
"small, flat nosed Jew"
Fixed the 1919 World Series
helped Gatsby make money in the bond business after he returned from the war
barbarism vs. refinement
-cufflinks made from human molars
Gatsby and Daisy met before the war
Once Gatsby left for the war Daisy became serious about her love life
Daisy became engaged and was happy
Gatsby sends Daisy a letter and she receives it the night before her wedding
She almost changes her mind about marrying Tom
Gatsby still loves her after all these years
Then Wear The Gold Hat
"Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; if you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!"
-Thomas Parke D'Invilliers
Relates to the relationship between Daisy and Gatsby
Gatsby goes to extremes to impress Daisy with his wealth
gets Jordan to ask Nick to invite Daisy to his house for tea
Gatsby would just happen to show up, thus reuniting them
chooses Nick because he wants Daisy to be able to see his extravagant house (because Nick's house is next to his)
is afraid that Nick would be offended
Bunsen, Nick knew from Yale
Doctor Webster Civet, drowned last summer
Blackbucks, very stuck up
Clarence Endive, had a fight with Eddy the bum
Ripply Snell, drunk for three days, hand was run over
Gulick, state senator
G. Earl Muldoon, whose brother strangled his wife
Klipspringer, came to Gatsby's parties very often