Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Great Gatsby Chapter 9

"I found myself Gatsby's side and alone"(Page 164). I think that Nick feel that Gatsby needs his help now because Gatsby has helped him so much. "Mr. Gatsby's dead" (Page 166). I think that it interesting that is how they tell us that Gatsby is dead. "I didn't know how to reach you"( Page 167). That is interesting because I think that they are all nervous. "But I know he's there" (Page 170). That is interesting because he has to try so hard because nobody believes him that Gatsby is the one that he is representing. "You were his closest friend, so I know you'll come to his funeral this afternoon." (Page 171). Why would Mr. Wolfsheim do that? "It just shows you"(Page 173). I am not sure what he is looking for still because what does it really show you? "Daisy hadn't sent a message a flower" (Page 174). So does Daisy still not know what Wilson did to Gatsby or is she with Tom now? "After Gatsby's death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes' power of correction" (Page 176). That is interesting that he wants to leave because all it is bad memories now. "I told him the truth" (Page 178). I find interesting that he is so frustrated when Gatsby is out of the picture now. "Gatsby believed in that green light" (Page 180). Now that light was out.

1 comment:

kleclaire said...

Thank you for your close attention to these chapters--you pulled in many important quotations. My one suggestion for any metacognitives you may do in the future: Slow down just a bit and consider the author's intent (perhaps follow each quotation with 3-5 sentences of reflection rather than one). For example, in the quotations you pulled here, why does Fitzgerald focus on eyes? What might they symbolize? Why does he mention that Daisy never sent a "flower"? Overall solid work, Abby--I always appreciate your hard work.