Can not escape the loneliness, Chapter 1 In this chapter, Nick Carraway first introduced himself and his family background in this chapter and then talked about his meeting with his cousin, Daisy and her husband Tom, Buchana. At last, he talked a little about Gatsby and his house. In the beginning, I think Nick was at loss because he was a soldier. He doesn™t like the society. When I came from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart . I think the sentence shows that Nick loves the military more and thinks people™s heart are too complicated. When he visited Daisy, he felt inferior to them because Daisy and her husband are very rich.
So he is uneasy during his conversation between him and Daisy. It made me uneasy, as though the whole evening had been a trick of some sort to exact a contributory emotion from me. I waited, and sure enough , in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face… . He thinks that Daisy is making fun of him so he felt uneasy.
But after some moments with them, Nick gradually fit into their hearts after both Daisy and Tom gossip his engagement thing. He thought they were too rich to be close to but when he was leaving their house, he thought they were less remotely rich. So we can see that Nick is at first uneasy in the whole society and also in his rich cousin™s house.
He didn™t want to be close to people but gradually, he becomes more accustomed to be friends with other people. I think the new information I discover about the character is that he has much affection for his cousin, Daisy. He is not close to Daisy even though they are relatives. But he has some feelings for her.
Her voice compelled me forward breathlessly as I listened . He is attracted by Daisy™s voice and also felt breathlessly. When he knows that Tom has a woman, he feels sorry for Daisy and thinks she should I was confuse and a little disgusted as I drove away. It seemed to me that the thing for Daisy to do was to rush out of the house . Based on the above, the emotional state of Nick is a little upset and uneasy in this chapter because he is not used to the society just after leaving the military service.I like the character because he is very thoughtful and cares about his cousin, So I also trust him. I think the character is a little depressed, so I have some sympathy for him.Questions:1.
Why does Nick think that Tom thinks him as somebody?2. What does Nick really think of Jordan? Chapter 2 In chapter 2, Nick mainly talks about Tom and his mistress, Mrs. Wilson. I think in this chapter, Nick feels superior to Tom while seeing him with Mrs.
Wilson. At first, he is curious about seeing the mistress and shows interest in finding Tom™s secret. Though I was curious to see her I had no desire to meet her- but I did . When he knew their friends and Mrs. Wilson™s sister in the apartment, I think Nick began to feel superior. Every one is described by him as undesirable people. The mistress is only the wife of a garage™s owner, plump and pretentious; her sister is worldly and wear too much power and their downstairs neighbor is only a feminine photographer, who wants to earn some money from Tom. Among those people, Tom is also not that rich to Nick, either.
In the whole chapter, every person Nick meets is not rich and also not good-looking. However, Nick has a well-to-do family. I think at the end of the chapter, Nick have more desire to be close to other people. When the photographer Mr.
McKee asked him to lunch, he gladly agreed. …I was standing beside his bed and he was sitting up between the sheets, clad in his underwear, with a great portfolio in his hands .
The words, sheets and underwear are all signs of intimacy. To sum up, Nick is more and more used to the society and being around people in this chapter. I think the new information about Nick in this chapter is his loneliness. He has no friends in the new environment. Although he didn™t say many nice things about Mr.
McKee, he gladly accepts his offer and desires to be with someone. He also said the word in the end. Beauty and the Beast…
Loneliness…Old Grocery Horse… . Maybe every one appearing in this chapter is lonely and that™s why they find each other to be company.
The emotional state of Nick in chapter 2 is calm and lonely, so he drinks with Tom and the group. But at the same time, he is happy in some degree because other people don™t live better than him even when Tom is so rich. For this chapter, I think I still sympathize Nick because he really has nothing better to do than with Tom and at last he can even find some peace by drinking in the house even if he doesn™t like the group.Questions:1.
What does Nick think of the relationship between Daisy and Tom after Tom slaps his mistress for calling a dog Daisy?2. Is Nick feeling helpless in the society? Chapter 3 In this chapter, Nick went to Gatsby™s fancy party and got to meet Gatsby himself. The chapter is mainly about his experience in the party as well as his getting along with Gatsby and Jordan. Moreover, he mentions his life of studying bond business and also his engagement with a girl, whom he wants to break up with. I think at the beginning of the chapter, Nick feels proud and being respected by Gatsby because he is invited by Gatsby himself.
I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. . His invitation letter is signed by Gatsby himself but other people go there without invitation. However, when he really went to the party, he can™t find the host. He began to feel a little awkward in the magnificent party. He is again feeling uneasy. Welcome or not, I found it necessary to attach myself to someone before I should begin to address cordial remarks to the passers-by .
Even if he didn™t find Jordan a very easy-going person in the first chapter, he sees her as some kind of support in the strange situation. But at last, Gatsby appeared and asked him to go out in a hydroplane. He felt being respected again and also gave much credit to Gatsby™s smile. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.
The new information I found in this chapter is that Nick is a very reasonable man who can have very good control over himself. When all the other people were going crazy and one guest even had one of his car™s wheel lost because he is too drunk to drive., he is one of the few sober people. When he knows Jordan™s dishonesty, he doesn™t care it too much. When he is not sure if he is in love with Jordan, he doesn™t make further move.
But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires. I think Nick™s emotional state is relatively stable in this chapter. When he finishes the story in Gatsby™s party, he briefly talks about his own life, study life and relationship. It seems his life is in normal track now.
I think I begin to dislike Nick since this chapter, because he is not very nice to ladies. On the one hand, he is thinking about his relationship with Jordan, but on the other hand, he is thinking about breaking up with another girl tactfully. I think he is a little selfish in relationship.Questions:1. Is Nick really honest as he claims?2. What does Gatsby see in Nick?Cited WorkF. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby.