The Great Gatsby: review for the exam

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4 Responses to The Great Gatsby: review for the exam

  1. Mili Z, Agus C, Sofi, Anto, Emi and Fran O says:

    people who live in west egg are only new rich ??or where them middle class too ?
    Does gatsby really achive the american dream ??
    what does it means when in the video appears ¨Not as respected in 1920s¨?
    Did myrtle love Tom or was she interested in Tom´s money?

    • pchujman says:

      Middle class people lived there too.

      Gatsby died and Daisy didn’t go to his funeral. She stayed with Tom. So do you think Gatsby really achieved his dream?

      Myrtle loved Tom and his social status.

  2. DELFINA SUBIRA says:

    WHAT WAS THE SAYING : 23 SKIDOO, BEES KNEES?

    • pchujman says:

      23 skidoo (sometimes 23 skiddoo) is an American slang phrase popularized in the early twentieth century, first appearing before World War I and becoming popular in the Roaring Twenties. It generally refers to leaving quickly, being forced to leave quickly “we got out of there 23 skidoo” or taking advantage of a propitious opportunity to leave, that is, “getting [out] while the getting’s good.” The exact origin of the phrase is uncertain.

      23 skidoo has been described as “perhaps the first truly national fad expression and one of the most popular fad expressions to appear in the U.S,” to the extent that “Pennants and arm-bands at shore resorts, parks, and county fairs bore either [23] or the word ‘Skiddoo.’

      The bee’s knees

      Meaning

      Excellent – the highest quality.

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