The Great Gatsby Chapter Six Tori Giles, Kyra McClelland, Rachel MacIntosh, Andrea Pratt
Plot • Nick talks about Gatsby’s past where he met Dan Cody. • Tom, Mr. Sloane, and a woman went to Gatsby’s house for a drink. • Tom and Daisy attended Gatsby’s party. • Daisy and Gatsby go off to Nick’s house alone while Nick stayed at the party. • After Tom and Daisy leave the party, Gatsby remembers a previous memory with Daisy from 5 years ago.
Jay Gatsby • Changed his name from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby which shows he wanted to reinvent himself. • Worked on Cody’s Yacht and sometimes had to watch over Cody because he was drunk. • He was falling back in love with Daisy and he wanted things to go back to how they were when they were together.
Daisy Buchanan • Doesn’t like the new money people because they weren’t invited to the party. • Starting to fall for Gatsby. • “That girl hadn’t been invited. They simply force their way in and he’s too polite to object.” P. 108
Tom Buchanan • Learns that Gatsby knew Daisy in the past. • He is judgmental towards Gatsby and he doesn’t really like him. • “Who is this Gatsby anyhow?” demanded Tom suddenly. “Some big bootlegger?” P. 107
Nick Carraway • Is getting more involved in the drama relationship between Gatsby and Daisy. • “Then they sauntered over to my house and sat on the steps for half an hour, while at her request I remained watchfully in the garden.” P. 105
Dan Cody • 50 year old very wealthy man who drank a lot. • Owned a yacht and Gatsby worked on it when he was younger. • Inspired Gatsby to become wealthy and not drink much.
Symbols Daisy • She represents Gatsby’s dream to live in the past and to have a relationship with her again. • “I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before,” he said, nodding determinedly. “She’ll see.” P. 109 Hope • Even though the odds are against Daisy and Gatsby getting back together, Gatsby still hopes and believes that they will fall back in love.
Theme Money doesn’t buy true love • Daisy had more fun just talking with Gatsby rather than at the party with all the material things. • “…I knew that except for the half hour she’d been alone with Gatsby she wasn’t having a good time.” P. 105-106