GG Book Club 3

The Great Gatsby – Book Club Discussion Questions
Group 3
Discuss your responses to the following questions, take detailed notes, and be prepared
to present your analysis to the class in a brief presentation.
Chapters 1, 2, 3
1. Nick meets Tom’s mistress, Myrtle, and her sister. Describe each of these
characters and comment on their function in the novel.
2. How are the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleberg described? Explain the symbolism.
Chapters 4, 5, 6
3. Chapter 5 begins with Nick’s fear of a “fire”. Discuss and comment on the
symbolism of this section in the novel.
4. Consider the steps Gatsby has taken to plan the encounter with Daisy. What is
revealed in his character and how might this be read using a critical lens?
Chapter 7, 8, 9
5. How does Gatsby describe his falling in love with Daisy? Conduct a critical
analysis using a critical lens.
6. Discuss the significance of the copy of the book, Hopalong Cassidy and explain
the significance to the novel.