The Great Gatsby-Nick (Chapter one)

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  • How does Fitzgerald establish Nick as a reliable (or otherwise) first person narrator?
    • Where Nick is living and how he came to be there.
      • "a weather beaten cardboard bungalow"
      • "a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy"
    • Nick's first impression of his neighbours mansion.
      • "a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy"
      • First glimpse of Gatsby.
    • The Buchanan connection
      • Nick's impression of their home.
        • "Georgian colonial mansion"
        • "lawn stretching a quarter of a mile"
      • "Daisy was my second cousin once removed"
      • "Known Tom in college"
      • Nick's impression of them-and state of their marriage.
        • Tom
          • Racist views
          • "men at New Haven who hated his guts"
          • "cruel body"
        • Daisy
          • "absolute smirk on her lovely face"
          • "the best thing a girl can be...a beautiful little fool"
        • "Tom's got some woman in New York"- Tom is having an affair behind Daisy's back.
    • Nick's past
      • Nick was almost engaged to a girl in his home town but "no intention to be rumoured into marriage"- is this why he came to NYC.
      • He was in the war. "that delayed Teutonic migration known as the great war"-"I came back restless"

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