Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Michaelis. When Myrtle, George's wife, was killed, Michaelis stayed with George that night and tried to comfort him. They talked sometimes during the night, and once Wilson said he'd told his wife that, "she might fool me but she couldn't fool God." Michaelis was disturbed when he realized that Wilson was staring at and referring to the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg as he said this.
old sport. Jay Gatsby first called Nick "old sport" the first time Nick attended one of his parties, and continued to do so throughout the novel. He called Tom that once or twice when the whole bunch was at the Plaza hotel. Tom used that to start verbally attacking Gatsby; he started by demanding to know why Gatsby always said that, then implied that Gatsby'd lied to everyone about having went to Oxford. Tom finally got to the point and confronted Jay about having an affair with Daisy.
yellow. Gatsby had a couple cars. Nick mentions in Chapter III, "On weekends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city, between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains."
Yes, both of them came. Tom came with Daisy. Nick says he was "perturbed at Daisy's running around alone." At the party Gatsby decided Tom would be "Mr Buchanan--the polo player."
Gatsby. Gatsby says this when Daisy and Nick are at his house. He later told Nick that his legal name was James Gatz. He met Cody when he was about 17 years old; Cody had a yacht then, the Tuolomee. Gatz, who had by then taken on the new name of Gatsby, and Dan Cody, 50, spent five years aboard it.
Pammy. One gets the feeling that the Buchanans don't pay much attention to their daughter. She only appears for a brief moment in the novel, when Gatsby is over at Daisy's house. When Pammy was born, Daisy said, "I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
James Gatz. Clever of Fitzgerald. James Gatz, as well as Gatsby, is pun on a slang term for pistol, a "gat."
Catherine. Nick describes Catherine as "a slender, worldly girl of about thirty with a solid sticky bob of red hair and a complexion powdered milky white." She tells Nick rumors about his neighbor, the title character. "Well, they say he's a nephew or a cousin of Kaiser Wilhelm's. That's where all his money comes from."
Yale. Nick is Daisy Buchanan's second cousin. He mistakenly believes that he is not judgemental. Nick becomes somewhat friends with Gatsby. Near the end he says to Jay Gatsby, "They're a rotten crowd. You're worth the whole d*** bunch put together."