The Great Gatsby – Chapter 5

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? initially, their conversation is stilted and awkward. They are all inexplicably embarrassed; when Gatsby clumsily knocks over a clock, Nick tells him that he’s behaving like a little boy. Nick leaves the couple alone for a few minutes. When he returns, they seem luminously happy, as though they have just concluded an embrace. There are tears of happiness on Daisy’s cheeks.”
How are Daisy and Gatsby different when Nick returns to the house after a halfan hour? When Nick returns after giving Gatsby and Daisy 30 minutes to themselves, Daisy’s face is tear-stained and Gatsby is glowing. It is clear that the two of them have shared some deep emotions and that Gatsby, at least on one level, believes his dream is slowly becoming reality.
What are Gatsby’s feelings by the end of the chapter? Gatsby is 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. That’s pretty poignant, since it directly avoids the question. The only reasons that Gatsby would not answer is if his business is illegal.
What is Gatsby’s dialogue like in this chapter? What does it tell us about Gatsby? His dialogue is awkward, nothing like the confidant man we think he is up to this point. In this chapter we see a 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? In this chapter, there is very heavy rain during the first part of the meeting between Daisy and Gatsby. Then, after about half an hour, the sun comes out. I think this is sort of a metaphor for the way things are going between the two of them.
In this chapter, Gatsby’s dream seems to be fulfilled. What indications are there,though, that reality cannot satisfy his dream? Nick describes a moment between the Gatsby and Daisy where they both seem to be completely happy and lost in the moment. He also sees that the real Daisy can’t live up to the “status” she’s been given in Gatsby memory. Nick knows that Daisy will never be the woman Gatsby has wanted all the years because he’s made he so big and so perfect in his mind. The passion and love of the dream will not long extend itself to the reality.

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