Gossip Killed Someone, Related to Kaiser Wilhelm, Went to Oxford, Was a Spy
Gossip/Fact In the Army
Facts Likes Green Lights, Lives on West Egg, Man likes to party, Likes English people (?)
Afterwards, we began reading Chapter 4, and the unrelenting list of guests to the Great Gatsby’s parties that he feels we have to know. From them, a few choice words can be chosen:
Hand Ran Over, Fight, Suicide, Drowned, Nose Shot Off.
These should reveal something pretty obvious about Gatsby: he is surrounded by violence. When we wonder why Nick tells us these things that perhaps he should have kept in confidence the anwser can be found quite easily: He believes that there is safety in the numbers of names he mentioned, he believes that it gives the annomity. But perhaps moreso- he takes some sort of pride in having met these people, perhaps he wants to be disgusted, but just isn’t.
Impressions of Gatsby
These are my impressions of him so far, if you don't agree, then comment with your disagreement. I will still be the one whose right however. The association with those that have the potential to, and some that have, commited criminal acts shines a somewhat negative light on the elusive Gatsby- he loses some of his hard earned annomity to the "foul dust" that trails him, and try as he might to rise above these unfortuneate acquaintances - they will forever tarnish perception of him and add a nasty bias to the deduction of the motivation behind his actions.
-Discuss characterisation of gatsby Ch1-4
-Discuss characterisation of Wolfstein- mention "selective detail"
-Why might Jordan narrate part of the story?
-Comment on the timeshift -Read Ch.4 & 5 -COMMENT MY BLOG!