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Gatsby ch 3

  1. 1. The Great Gatsby Chapter 3
  2. 2. Gatsby’s Parties <ul><li>THERE was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. </li></ul><ul><li>In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, </li></ul><ul><li>while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Invitation <ul><li>“I had been actually invited.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gatsby sent his chauffeur next door with a formal invitation to Nick to attend a “little party” on Saturday night. </li></ul>
  5. 5. During the party… <ul><li>Nick looks several times unsuccessfully for Gatsby in order to formally introduce himself </li></ul><ul><li>He finally finds Jordan Baker. </li></ul><ul><li>“Welcome or not, I found it necessary to attach myself to some one before I should begin to address cordial remarks to the passers-by.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who is Gatsby? <ul><li>“Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once.” </li></ul><ul><li> “it's more that he was a German spy during the war.” </li></ul><ul><li> “it couldn't be that, because he was in the American army during the war.” </li></ul><ul><li> “You look at him sometimes when he thinks nobody's looking at him. I'll bet he killed a man.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ Owl Eyes” <ul><li>Nick visits the library and meets a middle-age man, who has been drinking for a week and who wears “enormous owl-eyed spectacles” </li></ul><ul><li>The man is absolutely amazed that the titles in Gatsby's library are actually real books with real pages. “Absolutely real - have pages and everything.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nick Meets Gatsby <ul><li>&quot;Your face is familiar,&quot; he said, politely. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Weren't you in the Third Division during the war?“ </li></ul><ul><li>“Why, yes. I was in the Ninth Machine-gun Battalion.” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I was in the Seventh Infantry…..I knew I'd seen you somewhere before.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>“This is an unusual party for me. I haven't even seen the host. I live over there...” I waved my hand at the invisible hedge in the distance, “and this man Gatsby sent over his chauffeur with an invitation.” For a moment he looked at me as if he failed to understand.   </li></ul><ul><li>“I'm Gatsby,” he said suddenly. </li></ul><ul><li>“What!” I exclaimed. “Oh, I beg your pardon.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I thought you knew, old sport. I'm afraid I'm not a very good host.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Almost at the moment when Mr. Gatsby identified himself, a butler hurried toward him with the information that Chicago was calling him on the wire. He excused himself with a small bow that included each of us in turn.       </li></ul><ul><li>“If you want anything just ask for it, old sport,&quot; he urged me. &quot;Excuse me. I will rejoin you later.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nick Asks Jordan <ul><li>“Who is he?” I demanded. </li></ul><ul><li>“Do you know?” </li></ul><ul><li>“He's just a man named Gatsby.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Where is he from, I mean? And what does he do?” </li></ul><ul><li>“Now YOU'RE started on the subject,” she answered with a wan smile. “Well, he told me once he was an Oxford man.” </li></ul><ul><li>A dim background started to take shape behind him, but at her next remark it faded away. </li></ul><ul><li>“However, I don't believe it.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Gatsby's butler was suddenly standing beside us. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Miss Baker?” he inquired. “I beg your pardon, but Mr. Gatsby would like to speak to you alone.”  </li></ul><ul><li>“ With me?” she exclaimed in surprise. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes, madame.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Nick is Alone Again <ul><li>Nick realizes it is nearly 2 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanders around the party, listening to the conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>“I looked around. Most of the remaining women were now having fights with men said to be their husbands.” </li></ul><ul><li>After Jordan returns, Nick decides to thank Gatsby and go home. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Nick closes the chapter with explanations about himself, to fill in his life between the parties. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of his time is spent working and studying about investments. </li></ul><ul><li>He says he is learning to like the “racy feel” of New York, but dreams of finding a romantic attachment. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>He also reveals that he has dated Jordan Baker and developed a “tenderness” for her. </li></ul><ul><li>He was shocked, however, to learn that she was “incurably dishonest” and terribly careless. </li></ul><ul><li>At least Jordan admits that she &quot;hates careless people. That's why I like you.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Despite their mutual interest in one another, the noble Nick puts the brakes on their relationship because he has still not settled his feelings for the girl at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Nick ends the chapter by proudly stating he is the only honest person he knows. </li></ul>