Answer the following questions about the important quotations from the novel. Use complete sentences to answer the questions. You should make sure that you use evidence from the novel to support your answers.
Students will analyze the quotes presented to them in this assignment and answer question about each of the quotes. The questions require the students to use inference and form opinions on what they have read.
Quotes used for this assignment:
I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool
That’s my Middle West . . . the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark. . . . I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life
"He borrowed somebody's best suit to get married in, and never told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out . . . I gave it to him and then I lay down and cried . . . all afternoon."
"His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people — his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God . . . and he must be about His Father's business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end."
“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”