Chapter 5 Study Questions

What does Nick mean when he says “I realize now that under different circumstances that conversation might have been one of the crises of my life. But because the offer was obviously and tactlessly for a service to be rendered, I had no choice expect to cut him off there”? It was a good idea for him to not put more interest into this job that is being offered to him.
In this chapter, what stages does Gatsby go through as he waits for and then meets with Daisy? He was nervous and had not slept. He wanted to go home. He vanishes.
How does Daisy react to this meeting? She was very fake.
When Nick asks Gatsby what business he is in, Gatsby responds, “That’s my affair,” before he realizes that it is not an appropriate reply. Why does Gatsby give that answer and why is not it an appropriate reply? Gatsby gives that answer because he is in a shady business. This is not a n appropriate reply because if his job was legitimate, he would not have a problem doing this.
Why does Gatsby throw all his shirts on the table? To show Daisy all his wealth, the material and styles of each shirt.
Obviously, Daisy, with all her money, is not going to cry over some shirts; why does she cry? She cries because she regrets not waiting for Gatsby because she could have been happy and rich.
As the three of them look across the bay toward Daisy’s house, the narrator states,”Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.”What does Fitzgerald mean by:A. “Compared to the great distance” between Gatsby and Daisy?B.”Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.”? Gatsby is in West Egg and Daisy is in East. Now that Gatsby has met Daisy the fantasy is gone, there is nothing to hope for anymore.
In the third to last paragraph of this chapter what does Nick mean when he says, “even that afternoon Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her own fault…” He wish he received the Daisy he knew before marriage. This ia not her fault.

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