The Great Gatsby Chapter 4 Quotes “He was never quite still; there was always a tapping foot somewhere or the impatient opening and closing of a hand” Nick describes the ride to the city as “disconcerting” Why? Gatsby takes Nick to lunch “What’s your opinion of me anyhow?” Why does Gatsby care what Nick thinks of him? What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself and his life? Meyer Wolfsheim Wolfsheim is an allusion to Arnold Rothstein, a New York crime kingpin who was notoriously blamed for the Black Sox Scandal which tainted the 1919 World Series Meyer Wolfsheim We don’t know much about Wolfsheim-other than the world series thing-but we aren’t supposed to We do know that he is a business associate of Gatsby’s What can we infer about Gatsby because of his relationship with Wolfsheim? Quotes “It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people-with the single-mindedness of a burglar blocking a safe” One October day in 1917… What do we learn from Jordan Baker’s story? A coincidence? “It was a strange coincidence,” I said. “But it wasn’t a coincidence at all” What things/events so far really weren’t coincidences? Quotes “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired” (Fitzgerald 79). Who Who Who Who are are are are the the the the pursued? pursuing? busy? tired? Importance Nick’s disillusionment with life/society Shallowness of modern life The pursuit of wealth, love, happiness---is it worth it? Reflects author’s tone towards modern life?