Chapter 5 Gatsby Questions

What does Gatsby offer Nick in return for Nick’s cooperation in inviting Daisy to his house? Gatsby offered Nick a job on one of his sidelines selling bonds; however, Nick declined the offer because he felt that the offer was for a service to be rendered.
What is the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy like initially? They are happy to see each other again; however, they seem as if they are trying to avoid each other. It was actually pretty funny and awkward. The author does a great job of describing the sense of awkwardness in the air.
How are Daisy and Gatsby different when Nick returns to the house after a half an hour? They are different because they are snuggled up together on the couch and when he came in, Nick made lots of noise, but they didn’t even notice
What does Gatsby reply when Nick asks him how he makes his money? Why does Nick find that significant? He replied that he is in the drug and oil business. This shows that Gatsby truly wasn’t the most truthful business man
What is Gatsby’s dialogue like in this chapter? What does it tell us about Gatsby? It tells us that he is not very smart around woman
Why do you think Daisy sobs when Gatsby shows her his shirts? Because it showed her that if she had waited just a little bit longer for Gatsby, then he would have money and her parents would have let her marry him
What is the weather like in this chapter? How does it reflect on the emotional climate of Gatsby and Daisy? After Nick came back to tea, the rain had stopped, and they were both happy. He got to hold hands with Daisy.
In this chapter, Gatsby’s dream seems to be fulfilled. What indication are there, though, that reality cannot satisfy his dream? The indications are that he was no completely happy at the end. Later we realize that he made up a dream about Daisy: how she looked, pretty much made up a new Daisy, and then when he actually saw her again, she wasn’t everything he imagined.

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