Chapter 7 Gatsby Questions

Why does Gatsby stop giving parties? They were only to lure Daisy to Gatsby. Now that he has her, Gatsby has no need for them
When does Tom first realize that Daisy loves Gatsby? When they lock eyes before going off to NYC
Why is Myrtle Wilson upset when she sees Tom and Jordan? She thinks Jordan Baker is Tom’s wife
Why does George Wilson lock Myrtle in the bedroom? He discovers she is having an affair
How does Gatsby characterize Daisy’s voice? What do you think he means by this? Gatsby says that Daisy’s voice is full of money. Daisy has always lived a privileged life and always will
Why does Gatsby lose Daisy during the confirmation at the Plaza? Could he have done anything to win her, do you think? If he could have, why doesn’t he? For all Gatsby’s romantic illusions about Daisy, she is pretty superficial. Tom fills Daisy in about how Gatsby got his money through shady crime deals. Daisy seems to lose interest in Gatsby. Perhaps Gatsby might have pointed out that Tom is an abusive sod with no conscience but really Daisy isn’t much different
Why does Tom insist that Daisy go home with Gatsby? What do you think this tells us about Tom’s character and his relationship with Daisy? There has just been a huge argument after Gatsby attempts to get Daisy to deny her love for tom. Daisy backs away and Gatsby is defatted. As to rub both their noses in this humiliation, Tom tells Daisy to return with Gatsby. This is Tom’s style. Having humiliated both Daisy and Gatsby he “lets” them return together in their platonic relationship
What indications are there are the end of the chapter that Tom and Daisy are going to stay together despite his philandering and her love for Gatsby? The filthy rich didn’t get divorces, they just cheated a lot. Daisy is a very sad character. She is used to the bullying from Tom and expects it in her life. She doesn’t know how to handle a loving relationship. Gatsby is also rather desperate for Daisy the illusion. The real Daisy is much to vapid to end up with Gatsby.
At the end of the chapter, Gatsby is standing alone, looking out at Daisy’s house. Where else in the novel does he do this? How is this different? The scene is reminiscent of the first time Nick saw Gatsby. Gatsby is staring over the water towards the green light, that we later find out is on Daisy’s dock.

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