The Great Gatsby Chapters 5-6

Throughout Chapter V, how does Fitzgerald use weather to reinforce the mood? Fitzgerald uses it as a mood intensifier in certain situations. For example, the difference between the sun and rain when Daisy meets Gatsby.
How does Daisy’s agreeing to come to Nick’s house without Tom contribute to the theme of changing moral values? Gatsby is willing to break Daisy’s marriage. Representing a shift in morality.
What literary purpose does the broken clock serve? It shows the hault in Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship.
Analyze the passage: “He had been full of the idea so long, dreamed it right through to the end, waited with his teeth set, so to speak, at an inconceivable pitch of intensity. Now, in the reaction, he was running down like an overwound clock.” He had waited for so long for this to happen. When it finally did, he did not know what to do.
Explain the statement: “Daisy stumbled short of his dreams.” He had dreamed and fanaticized so much about Daisy, he imagined things that weren’t even her.
In what sense does this chapter epitomize the American dream? We see that Gatsby has gone from poor to rich through his own works.
What is the meaning of the statement: “…they [reveries] were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing”? It makes the reader wonder if Gatsby is working in real life or a dream.
Why does Gatsby not drink? He saw how its effects were on Cody and decided not to.
What does the word choice “menagerie” help Fitzgerald convey? It continues with the idea that Gatsby’s home is like an amusement park.
Nick narrates the events of Daisy’s and Gatsby’s first kiss. He says that Gatsby knew that after kissing Daisy, “…his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.” What does this mean? Once he kisses Daisy, he will never be God again.

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