Great Gatsby Chapter 5 Study Guide

What does Gatsby offer Nick in return for Nick’s cooperation in inviting Daisy to his house? Gatsby, aware that Nick may be in a tough financial situation, offers to “set him up in business” so that he can make some money
What is the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy like initially? Awkward and nervous at first, then luminously happy
How are Daisy and Gatsby different when Nick returns to the house after a halfan hour? Daisy is tear stricken and Gatsby is glowing
What are Gatsby’s feelings by the end of the chapter? Blissfully happy and hopeful
What does Gatsby reply when Nick asks him how he makes his money? Why does Nick find that significant? He says it is his private affairs, the only reasons that Gatsby would not answer is if his business is illegal.
Who is Klipspringer? He’s a guy that is always at Gatsby’s house referred as “the boarder”
What is Gatsby’s dialogue like in this chapter? What does it tell us about Gatsby? awkward, nothing like the confidant man we’ve seen. He is quiet, unsure, and secretive.
Why do you think Daisy sobs when Gatsby shows her his shirts? Gatsby overwhelms her with these tangible signs of his affection and when he takes his shirts, ordered from England, out of his cabinet and throws them on the bed- symbolize
What is the weather like in this chapter? How does it reflect on the emotionalclimate of Gatsby and Daisy? very heavy rain during the first part of the meeting between Daisy and Gatsby. Then, after about half an hour, the sun comes out. Metaphor to the thing sand feelings between the two
We learn the symbolic significance of the green light at the end of the dock on page 98. what does it represent to Gatsby? it represented daisy and how she was there but always out of his reach-after meeting with her, gatsby realizes that it now represents nothing and is just a light at the end of a dock

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