The Great Gatsby Topics for Discussion

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Consider the quote from the opening of the novel (p. 2). What do you think it was that "preyed" on Gatsby? What forces do you think were primary in causing his destruction?

After his confrontation with Gatsby (Chapter 7, Part 2) why do you think Tom suggests that Daisy ride home with Gatsby? What do you think he believes is going to happen?

Discuss the parallels, other than the city in which they take place, between the two New York parties - the one hosted by Tom and Myrtle (Chapter 2) and the one hosted by Tom and Daisy (Chapter 7, Part 1). Consider the changes in the various relationships, the sources and triggers for the confrontations that take place, and the outcomes.

What do you think would have happened if George Wilson had not shot Jay Gatsby? Consider two main factors - Gatsby's intention to say that he was driving the car...

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