The Great Gatsby Chapter 5
What does Gatsby offer Nick in return for Nick’s cooperation in inviting Daisy to his house? n He offers to give Nick some “business”.
What is the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy like initially? n They are very embarrassed and awkward with each other.
How are Daisy and Gatsby different when Nick returns to the house after a half an hour? n They are no longer embarrassed. n n Daisy has been crying. Gatsby is glowing and confident.
What are Gatsby’s feelings toward the end of the chapter? He’s been living with a fantasy of Daisy for so long that he He seems dazed and bewildered doesn’t quiet know how to react to the reality of her n
What does Gatsby reply when Nick asks him how he makes his money? n He says, “That’s my affair. ” n Gatsby has once again given contradictory information about his past.
Why does Nick find that significant? n Nick realizes that right now, Gatsby is so preoccupied with Daisy he doesn’t know what he’s saying.
Why does Daisy begin to sob when Gatsby shows her his shirts? n She is moved by the intention behind Gatsby’s gesture. n She somehow feels that all of his acquisitions are somehow in the service of his love to her.
What is the weather like in this chapter? n It alternates between rain and sun.
How does it reflect the emotional climate of Daisy and Gatsby? n It reflects the emotional swings that Gatsby and Daisy are experiencing.
In this chapter Gatsby’s dream seems to be fulfilled. What indications are there, though, that reality cannot satisfy his dream? n Gatsby seems bewildered, and nick realizes that “there must have been moments… when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. ”