Great Gatsby Ch Three

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Chapter 3


Nick goes to a party at Gatsby’s

Hears all the guests speculating about Gatsby

Sees Jordan

Meets Gatsby

Party ends with a car crash

Nick and Jordan start a relationship


Normal sequence of events, then Nick commenting at the end


Gatsby’s House: Outside

“blue gardens”, “hot sand of his beach”

“coloured lights”, “Christmas tree”, “harlequin designs”, “glistening hors-d’oeuvre”, “turkeys bewitched to dark gold”, “gaudy with primary colours”-showy and overdone but also magical-Nick is impressed

Talks about all the preparations- a lot of effort compared to party at the Buchanans’

Gatsby’s House: Library

“high Gothic library”, “panelled with carved English Oak”, “probably transported complete from some ruin overseas”-another imitation, fusion of old and modern

The books are real, but the pages haven’t been cut-never been read, a show of knowledge

Reference to Belasco-realism of props in the theatre, Gatsby’s house is just a prop

New York

Two sides to it:

busy and full of life…’the big city’

“racy, adventurous feel of it at night”

“constant flicker of men and women and machines”

“romantic women”, “enchanted metropolitan


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