Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Great Gatsby Chapter 3

"Sometimes they came and went without having met Gatsby at all"(Page 41). That is weird is his house just open? "I haven't even seen the host"(Page 47). That is interesting that he doesn't know what Gatsby looks like. "A din background started to take shape behind him, but at her next remark it faded away"(Page 49). That is very interesting because that is a weird description from Chapter 2 too."I wonder if he fact that he was not drinking helped set him off from his guests"(Page 50). Why is he not drinking is he just observing? "Most of the remaining women were now having fights with men said to be their husbands"(Page 51). That is a weird way to end the party. "I wasn't even trying"(Page 54). Why would they put that in there saying that he was not even trying? "I see I have given the impression that the events of three nights several weeks apart were all that absorbed me"(Page 55). He is starting to explain about his life. "She was incurably dishonest" (Page 58). That is weird because it seems like is observing like Gatsby.

1 comment:

kleclaire said...

Some of your comments and questions are starting to revolve around the idea of being watched/observed. This could be your motif that you follow...keep looking for "eyes" and people behaving as though nobody's watching (and, perhaps, people behaving only for the sake of being watched). Great start!