Identify details from chapter 3 that can support assertions about Gatsby’s character.
Analyze how Fitzgerald develops the symbolic meaning of cars in the novel.
Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — Chapters 1-3
Explain Fitzgerald’s use of contradictions to develop Gatsby’s character thus far. Be sure to include both how and why he does so.
Articulate the relevance and meaning behind the cars that appear in chapter 3. Use evidence to support your argument.
Track Fitzgerald’s use of cars as symbols. What is he communicating through his use of cars throughout chapter 3?
Nick begins by saying that Gatsby possessed “an extraordinary gift for hope.” (p. 2) Where do you see evidence of this “gift for hope” in the descriptions of Gatsby in chapter 3?
Who does Gatsby call, “old sport?” (pp. 47 and 48)
Is Nick’s positive characterization of Gatsby as one in a million accurate? What are the many possible negative interpretations of Gatsby based on what you read in the text?