What does the summer heat represent in The Great Gatsby?
Symbolizes the coming conflict and foreshadows the climax of emotions to come, with the confrontation in the suite, Daisy’s rejection and Myrtle’s death. The heat also depicts the mix and confusion of emotions, and Daisy recognizes that “it’s so hot and everything is confused” (118).
How does Myrtle’s behavior change at the party?
How does Myrtle behave as the party progresses? Everyone is drinking at the party which causes Myrtle’s behavior to get a little out of hand. She starts chanting Daisy’s name that gets Tom mad. Describe the setting of the Valley of Ashes where George and Myrtle live.
In what ways is Gatsby’s behavior at his party?
In what way is Gatsby’s behavior at his party quite unlike the behavior of most of his guests? He does not drink, and seems to stay aloof from most everyone. Rather than dancing, singing, partying, his behavior becomes more correct as the evening progresses.
What indicator is there at this point that in Myrtle’s mind?
What indication is there at this point that, in Myrtle’s mind anyway, Tom has been more than a fling? She’s jealous.
Why does Daisy say Tom is revolting?
Why does Daisy say that Tom is “revolting”? Because Tom’s saying that Daisy can’t leave him but yet he cheated on her so many times. She’s had it with the sickening affairs and the “sprees”. Becasue Gatsby wants to erase the past and pretend Daisy never wanted Tom so they can get married and move on.
Why does Daisy have a tough time saying?
Why does Daisy have a tough time saying, as Gatsby wishes, that she never loved Tom? Because at one point she did love Tom, and Gatsby. She’s also afraid that once she says she never loved Tom she will be Gatsby’s permanently. She stares terrified between Gatsby and her husband and she starts to withdraw into herself.
Nick suddenly sees him as a criminal. As they discuss what happened, Nick realizes that it was actually Daisy who was driving the car, meaning that it was Daisy who killed Myrtle. Nick goes back to the house to investigate, and sees Tom and Daisy having an intimate conspiratorial moment together in the kitchen.
Nick is basically noting (to himself) what a hypocrite Tom is. Tom is giving Gatsby a hard time because he knows that something is going on between Gatsby and Daisy, Tom’s wife. Nick finds this amusing and hypocritical because Tom has been cheating on Daisy for a much longer time.
Why can’t Gatsby really call himself an Oxford man?
Since Gatsby attended a program at Oxford for former officers for 5 months, there is a grain of truth to his contention that he is an “Oxford man.” Gatsby wants to erase the past and Daisy to be just as he dreamed. Part of him wanting to control his world.
What does Daisy’s little girl represent?
When Gatsby briefly meets Daisy’s little girl, he is somewhat unnerved. Symbolically, what does the little girl represent? The reality that Daisy and Tom are together and that they cannot repeat the past. The little girl could also represent Daisy and Tom’s reunion.
Why did Myrtle marry George if she didn’t love him?
The reason that Myrtle Wilson married her husband George Wilson is quite simple: because she thought he was a “gentleman.” This revelation is made in the second chapter of the book, when Myrtle drunkenly tells her guests at a hotel in New York that she believed George “knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit …
Why did Daisy cry when she learned her baby was a girl?
Upon learning that the child was a girl, Daisy began to cry. She may have felt that her daughter would have a similar fate; that she would grow up, marry a brute like Tom who cheats on her, and be pressured to simply accept this role.
Does Daisy call Gatsby at the end?
No, she does not. Gatsby in not actually in love with Daisy either.
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