How does Nick feel about Daisy?
When he leaves he is “confused and a little disgusted” despite the fact that he had felt a “stirring warmth” from Daisy at one point and had been very conscious of her charms. As the story moves forward, Nick’s feelings for both Daisy and Tom remain largely unchanged (complicated, distanced, and somewhat disdainful).
Do you need to read the introduction to The Great Gatsby?
If you’re reading it just for enjoyment, there’s no harm in skipping the introduction. If you’re studying it, it’s probably best to read the introduction before you read the book, though probably better still to read the book first then read the introduction before reading it for the second time.
What compliment does Nick give to Gatsby?
Nick thanks Gatsby for the hospitality, pays him the backhanded compliment of saying that he is better than the “rotten crowd” of upper-class people (backhanded because it’s setting the bar pretty low to be better than “rotten” people), and leaves to go to work.
Who is most responsible for Gatsby’s death and why?
In The Great Gatsby, though many are to blame, Tom Buchanan is most responsible for Gatsby’s death. Tom tells George Wilson, who ultimately murders Gatsby, that it was Gatsby’s car which hit and killed Myrtle.
Why did Gatsby die in a pool?
Gatsby never uses the pool until the end of the book. Instead, he just shows it off to people who come to his house. The only reason he throws parties is to show off his wealth in the hopes that Daisy would come. His death in the pool represents the death of his ability to have Daisy, and thus cherish his wealth.
What does Great Gatsby teach us?
The moral of The Great Gatsby is that the American Dream is ultimately unattainable. Jay Gatsby had attained great wealth and status as a socialite; however, Gatsby’s dream was to have a future with his one true love, Daisy.
How is Gatsby introduced in The Great Gatsby?
Gatsby is introduced into the novel by him coming up during dinner discussion. When he gets home, Nick sees him standing outside his house with his hands in his pockets staring up at the sky. He means to call out to him, but then he raises his hands while also trembling and looks out at a green light on the water.
What is ironic about Gatsby’s life and death?
What is ironic about Gatsby’s demise? His car causes death. The pool-symbol of wealth-he tries to enjoy the pool-he dies in the pool. Wilson is poor-Gatsby couldn’t escape the past.