Gatsby is different from all of his party guests in that he does not drink or socialize and remains a perfect gentleman all night. This heavily contrasts Gatsby from his belligerently drunk guests and foreshadows Gatsby's greater goal and purpose.Know More
In "The Great Gatsby," Jay Gatsby does not appear until the third chapter. From the beginning of the book until then, Gatsby is only seen and discussed by the narrator from afar. At the party, Nick meets Gatsby completely by accident, assuming him to be an odd guest. Nick did not immediately recognize Gatsby because he had expected Gatsby to act more like the type of man who threw such extravagant parties and less like a well-spoken gentlemen.
As the night continues, the differences between Gatsby and his guests become more evident. Nick notes that Gatsby does not drink or dance with anyone, which is odd behavior for someone hosting a party. The only time that Nick sees Gatsby interact with anyone else at the party is when he specifically asks to speak with Jordan Baker. In Chapter 4, it is revealed that Gatsby told Jordan that he is in love with someone named Daisy Buchanan. Furthermore, Gatsby threw his parties and acted in a certain way hoping that Daisy would eventually notice him.Learn more about Classics
The reference to Belasco in "The Great Gatsby" refers to real-life theatrical producer David Belasco. The mention of Belasco is made by a character called the owl-eyed man who looks at the books in Jay Gatsby's library and is surprised to discover that they are real and not theatrical props.Full Answer >
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby," Jay Gatsby tells Nick Carraway that he met and fell in love with Daisy Buchanan and that he was unable to take care of her, even though he pretended that he could. Gatsby went off to war and then on to Oxford and would not or could not go home, even though Daisy wanted him home.Full Answer >
In "The Great Gatsby," Tom and Daisy Buchanan live in a colonial mansion that has marble floors, ivy-covered red-and-white brick walls, French windows and a rose-colored porch. The mansion reminds Nick Carraway of a Southern plantation home.Full Answer >
The narrator describes Tom as "a sturdy straw-haired man of thirty, arrogant eyes and a powerful body — a cruel body, gruff and aggressive. His description is very physical, which is apt for his character.Full Answer >