The Great Gatsby
The narrator of The Great Gatsby is a young man from Minnesota named Nick Carraway.
Moral and tolerant
relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior
Unlike the conservative, aristocratic East Egg, West Egg is home to the “new rich,” those who, having made their fortunes recently, have neither the social connections nor the refinement to move among the East Egg set.
too much money
My family have been prominent, well-to-do people
Vulnerable: In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice...
weak, easy to be harmed, young
Reserved: but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way...
to hold back, restrained in word and action
privy: I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men.
aware, to learned about
West Egg, Long Island NY
Desolate: The whole town is desolate
empty, no people
gay: she had done gay, exciting things
ecstatically: “Do they miss me?” she cried ecstatically.
pessimist: “I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things.
attitude to expect the worst possible results
submerged: “Well, it’s a fine book, and everybody ought to read it. The idea is if we don’t look out the white race will be — will be utterly submerged.
devoid: Miss Baker and I exchanged a short glance consciously devoid of meaning.
to be without the usual
Silhouette: The silhouette of a moving cat wavered across the moonlight.
noun, the outline of a body, dark like a shadow