Monday, December 8, 2008

The Great Gatsby Chapter 5 Question 3

Why does Gatsby offer Nick work? How does Nick feel about this?

14 comments:

Nick Boutoures said...

Gatsby offers Nick work because he probably feels a little bad for him. Gatsby sees that Nick does not nearly have as much wealth as him. I think that he wants to help Nick in a way. During the time that the story is taking place, the Great Depression is taking place in the United States. It seems that Nick is struggling a little and Gatsby sees that and feels for him. He is just trying to be a good neigbor.

Josh said...

WHen Nick is offered work by Gatsby he is a little embarass. Gatsby is only trying to help his friend out because he knows he could use it. i think he offers him some wokr because he wants to help him out and Gatsby knows he needs the money.

Alyssa Sullivan said...

He offers him work because he feels sorry for him and knows that he doesnt have as much money as he does.

Carolina Veloso said...

Gatsby gives Nick a job because he sees that Nick does not have enough money to support the things he wants.

Sean Keane said...

Gatsby offers Nick a job because he sees that Nick doesn't have as much wealth as he does and he wants to help Nick out. Nick is a little embarrassed.

Vanessa Domond said...

Gatsby offers Nick a job so nick will be able to have things he wants. NIck is a little embarassed by this offer though even though he knows he could use this money

denisgingras said...

Gatsby tries to offer Nick work on his "side job" because he knows Nick does not make much money. Gatsby makes a lot of money on his work so he offers Nick some work.

Danielle Sugrue said...

Gatsby offers Nick work because he may feel as though he needs it. Gatsby knows Nick is not a wealthy man, so he is trying to help him out. Gatsby sees Nick struggling and wants to help. As a neighbor and as a friend.

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Ian Conway said...

Gatsby offers Nick work because he knows that bond selling is not the most secure or lucrative job. Also Gatsby does not seem to have many good friends and him offering Nick a job could be an attempt to make a new friend who is not particularly powerful or wealthy.

Jared Ravagni said...

Gatsby knows that the Great Depression is hitting the U.S in the time this book takes place. He also sees that Nick may be struggling financially and offers him work to make extra cash and support himself.

larry said...

Gatsby offers nick work becuase he wants to help Nick make more money since in his eyes he is struggling.

Chuck Barbaro said...

During this time, the Great Depression was going on and money was short. It must have been an enormous blow to a man's self esteem if he could not support himself. Gatsby notices that Nick is having a hard time and tries to do what he thinks is right and offers him work. I think Nick was felt very low after.

Pat said...

Gatsby offers Nick work because he thinks that Nick does not have enough money to live off of. Nick feels a little embarrased about the offer but knows he could use the extra money.