Great Gatsby Ch. 5

What steps has Gatsby taken to ensure this reunion day is perfect? He got a lawn mowing service, flowers, and checked the weather.
What’s the weather like at the beginning of the chapter? Symbolically analyze this element of the scene. It is storming and this represents the anxious feelings that Gatsby is feeling and the trouble to come from the reunion.
Why does Gatsby take Nick and Daisy the long away around his house to the front door instead of just cutting through the back lawn? He wants to show off his massive estate to Daisy.
When Nick asks Gatsby what business he is in, Gatsby responds, “That’s my affair,” before he realizes that this is not an appropriate reply. Why does Gatsby give that answer, and why is not it an appropriate reply? Gatsby gives the answer because he is probably doing something illegal. This is inappropriate because he just asked Nick to join him in business and that reply makes him look suspicious.
Okay, let’s talk about that scene with the shirts. Obviously, Daisy’s not crying because of the actual shirts. Analyze the passage and explain what, exactly, has caused Daisy to become so emotional as she wraps herself in all those shirts. Daisy became overwhelmed after she realized how much Gatsby has done to be with her.
As the three of them look across the bay toward Daisy’s house, Nick tells us, “Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to that great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.” First, explain what Fitzgerald means by “the great distance” between Gatsby and Daisy. Then, explain the significance of the fact that the green light is now just a light on a dock and that Gatsby’s “count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.” -Daisy and Gatsby have grown and changed into different people.-Daisy is now married and unavailable to him anymore-Gatsby’s fantasy is now proven to be unrealistic.

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