Chapter 5

What does Gatsby offer Nick in return for Nick’s cooperation in inviting Daisy to his house? He offers to give Nick some business
What is the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy like initially? 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? They are no longer embarrassed. Daisy has been crying, but Gatsby is glowing and confident.
What are Gatsby’s feelings by the end of the chapter? Gatsby seems dazed and bewildered. He’s been living with a fantasy of Daisy for so long that he doesn’t quite know how to react to the reality of her.
What does Gatsby reply when Nick asks him how he makes his money? Why does Nick find that significant? Gatsby states,”That’s my affair.” Gatsby has once again given contradictory information about his background; however, Nick realizes that right now Gatsby is so preoccupied with Daisy that he doesn’t know what he is saying.
What is Gatsby’s dialogue like in this chapter? What does it tell us about Gatsby? Gatsby’s speech is stiff and formal. This might make him seem artificial, or it might show how nervous and insecure he feels in Daisy’s presence.
Why do you think Daisy sobs when Gatsby shows her his shirts? She is moved by the intention behind Gatsby’s gesture-that all of this acquisition is somehow in the service of his love for her.
What is the weather like in this chapter? How does it reflect on the emotional climate of Gatsby and Daisy? It alternates between between rain and sun, which 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? Two principal indications are Nick’s thoughts after Gatsby tells Daisy about the green light on her dock and the “expression of bewilderment” that Nick sees on Gatsby’s face at the end of the chapter, when Nick realizes that “there must have been moments . . . when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her own fault but because of the

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