Great Gatsby Chart
My critical perspective:
Family have been prominent, well-to-do in this middle-western city (p. 7)
“Family were enormously wealthy—even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach” (p. 10)
Wife to George Wilson who ran a garage
Working class, ran a “garage—repairs, cars, bought and sold” (p. 29)
What does honor mean to…?
Upright, don’t lie, cheat, steal, strength of character, upstanding morals, dependable, respect, moral integrity,
Claims to have been in 7th Infantry (p. 52).
Nick tells story of James Gatz (pp. 104 – 107). [personal note, when did Gatsby go to WWI?]
(p. 158) tells Nick he was a captain; after the war goes to Oxford
Does not attend Gatsby’s funeral—not even a “message or flowers” (p. 183)
May have cheated at golf. Nick remembered a story that suggested Jordan may have moved her ball from a bad lie (p. 62)
How does… demonstrate honor?
What does morality mean to…?
“Tom’s got a woman in New York” (p. 19
How does… demonstrate morality?
What does success mean to…?
How does… demonstrate success?
What does greed mean to…?
What does happiness mean to…?
How does… demonstrate his/her happiness?
What does pleasure mean to…?
What love means to…?
How does… demonstrate love?
What does integrity mean to…?
How does… demonstrate integrity?
How does … define the institution of marriage
What does the concept of womanhood mean to…?
How does… marginalize others?
How does… demonstrate class behavior?
What do other characters say about…?
What are… most positive character traits?
What are… character flaws?
How does… define trust?
How does… demonstrate trust?
How does… define faith?
How does… demonstrate faith?
How does… define strength of character or courage?
How does… demonstrate her/his strength of character or courage?