Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Third chapter of The Great Gastby, why do you think Jay Gatsby secludes himself from his very own parties

24 comments:

AnthonyViennas said...

I believe that he does not enjoy "partying", but he hosts many of these events to show off his wealth to the guests that attend.

tydecrispino said...

Jay I believe wants to remain unknown throughout his parties and enjoys watching his guests and participating in his parties like a guest of his. He likes to remain mysterious.

Zack Jewby said...

I believe that Gatsby wants to be known as someone who people do not actually meet, there is just alot of rumors about him and nothing can be proven. I think he also likes admiring the giant parties that he has, it makes him happy to see other people happy.

rrobinson10 said...

I think that Jay Gatsby stays away from his guest at his parties because he doesn't know most of them. I also think that he enjoys watching people have a good time.

bigprettyKEVIN ROSS said...

There are a few reasons why I think Jay Gatsby secludes himself from his own parties. The major reason is that he doesn’t want to become close with anyone and then they figure out who he really is, because he likes to be a mystery man. Another reason why Gatsby would seclude himself from his own parties is because he personally does not drink alcohol while everyone at the party are getting so smashed that they can’t even walk.
Kevin Ross

Andrew Broedel said...

I feel that Gatsby is not very social. He seems to want to be accepted and supported by everyone in New York. These parties are ways to get people to like you without acctually meeting them. Gatsby probably wants to keep his true identity a secret, this will prevent enemies from getting dirt on him.

Michael Leviski said...

I think that Jay Gatsby secludes himself from his own parties because he seems like the more shy type of person. It seemed like he is a very personal guy, like writing the note to Nick, and he seems shy because of when Nick was talking to him and he didn’t even know. He really only wants to host the parties so that other people will have fun, and so he can basically show off how wealthy he really is.

jeff247 said...

I think that Gatsby secludes himself from his own parties because he doesn't like to get involved with some of the foolishness that happens, like people getting drunk or fighting.

xWBR IIIx said...

Thats a very good question Will. My opinion on that subject is that he wants to keep the suspense up. i think he like that everyone say rumors about, it probably makes him feel good.
William Reid

10jenglehart said...

My opinion on this question would be that Jay Gatsby doesn’t want people to come up to him and thank him, or he could possibly want to be alone and only talk to people he likes or invited. I agree with Viennes that he might not be the "partying type" so he wants to be a great host for those who are this. I also agree with the first reason that Kevin Ross said. I think that Gatsby might not want anyone to find out who he really is or where he got his unthinkable amount of fortune from. As we seen in chapter four, Jay Gatsby only told information about himself to Nick because he likes him and got to talk to him in a very private situation. I am still puzzled as why Gatsby feels that he must live a mysterious life. I think that his family might have done something wrong and he is afraid that everyone will hate him and stop showing up to have a good time. Another person I agree with would be Zack Jewby. Gatsby might want to be known as someone who only wants to befriend those who are important.

10Jbrown said...

Jay Gatsby secludes himself at his parties, because he is a very bust person. At the party he got a call from Chicago. Gatsby likes to show off his money at his party by having large jazz choirs, and showing his Rolls Royce. Jay Gatsby doesn't really display himself. This allows rumors to go around about him that are not true since he is not there to say they are false.

Sonic teh Hedgeblog said...

I believe that Gatsby refrains from his parties because he simply doesn't like them. I think that he justs l;ike to observe the people having fun at the party and watching them have fun in what he has done for them.

Boss Blog said...

I believe that Jay Gatsby secludes himself from his parties because he's not like the other people that comes to his parents he has more respect and judgement to not get smashed and make terrible decisions that will cause others harm or suffering.

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Andrew Lewis said...

I think that Gatsby enjoys being mysterious, and talked about. He secludes himself, and shows off his wealth to cover up him not being a social person.

mark said...

When Gatsby has his parties he secludes himself because he his scared to show himself. He is scared because he doesn't want people knowing his true identity. He is an unknown man as of this point. He is a suspicious man.

Nick Feurer said...

Gatsby is just trying to get Daisy to come by having these huge parties that everyone shows up even if their not invited to them. So far his plan has worked and so he is going to use Jordan to help get her back.

JP Kuhlman said...

Well this question was answered in chapter 4, as well as the class dicussion on this chapter. We now know that Jay has these parties in an attempt to reunite with his lost love, Daisy. This also explains why he bought the house across the river from Daisy,and why he spends so much money on his parties, to try and draw Daisy to a party.

seansutton said...

I think Gatsby is secluded from his own parties because he has secrets that he wants to hide. Gatsby obviously has a reason for trying to make everyone think he is so great, but at this point in the story we don’t know what that is. I believe Gatsby is lonely and just wants to be surrounded by anyone.

seansutton said...

In response to those who say that Gatsby is just giving parties for Daisy I disagree. While I do feel that Daisy is one of the reasons, I still believe that Gatsby just wants to show off for the wealthy. Gatsby wants so secure his status as top dog of the party world.

Joe Winter said...

Maybe Jay Gatsby does like seeing people happy, but doesn't care much for the party life himself. Although he does spend a ridiculous amount of money every Friday for these parties, he doesn't seem to enjoy them himself, more or less just letting others enjoy the feast, music, and party.

ElliottHyde said...

I think that he wants to be known for throwing these parties, but at the same time does not want to be known by the people who attend his parties. I think that he enjoys seeing other people having a great time while at the same time rubbing his money in his geust's face without physicly "rubbing" it in thier face.

bmore10123 said...

I think that Jay wants to be able to sit back and watches his parties from a bigger perspective to see the bigger picture of how his parties are. If he were partying himself, he would not be able to view everything going on around him.

kfrance said...

I think Gatsby just doesnt know how to really blend in with that crowd. I mean yes he does have alot of money and yes he throws these extravagant but if the guests hardly know who you are then I believe that is sad.

FrankGoodwin said...

I think he stays away from it because if daisy were to finally come to a party I think he'd want to be normal and not drunk so he doesnt mess up and ruin everything.