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In chapter one How does Nick react to Jordan? What does Tom's behavior...

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sweet34 | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 9, 2009 at 9:05 AM via web

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In chapter one

  1. How does Nick react to Jordan?
  2. What does Tom's behavior reveal about his character?

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ruthbutler77 | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 9, 2010 at 12:39 AM (Answer #1)

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1.  Nick is intrigued by Jordan's aloofness.  He feels like he recocognizes her from somewhere, but can't remember where.  He is attracted to her.

2.  Tom's brusque manner shows his aggressiveness and sense of superiority.  He speaks about matters that show his bigotry.  The telephone call from his mistress at dinner illustrates his sense of entitlement and selfishness.

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted May 24, 2012 at 3:11 PM (Answer #2)

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