The Great Gatsby chapter 5

Explain what Gatsby does to prepare for his meeting with Daisy. Why do you think he does all this? Gatsby sends someone over to cut Nick’s grass and sends flowers. He acts very nervous and anxious.
What happens to the clock on the mantle? What do you think this awkward moment symbolizes? He knocks a broken clock off the mantle, catching it just before it hits the ground. The symbolic nature shows that Gatsby is very nervous.
How long has it been since Daisy and Gatsby have seen each other? It has been five years since they have seen each other.
How does Gatsby behave upon seeing Daisy again? What is your impression of his behavior? Why is this ironic, considering the title of the novel? He is very nervous and anxious, I think the impression of his behavior is that he doesn’t seem to act this way as he does with others. It’s ironic because he’s not acting like a great guy.
What inconsistency does Nick catch about where Gatsby’s money came from? From where does Gatsby tell Nick he got his money? The inconsistency that Nick catches about where Gatsby’s money came from is that Gatsby slips up a little when he says it took him three years to earn the money.
Why does Gatsby show Daisy all of his shirts? Is Daisy truly crying because she’s “never seen such beautiful shirts before”? Or is she crying about something else? What could that be? Explain her reaction? She is crying because she is back with Gatsby, not because of the shirts.
To what is the author referring in the statement: “Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever….His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one”? What does the green light symbolize? Explain it significance to the novel. The light is gone because his future of seeing her is here. The future of being with her. The significance is being shown with how he loves Daisy and wants to be there.
Who is Klipspringer and what does Gatsby have him do? Why? Gatsbys’ private piano player. Play the piano for Daisy, to impress Daisy
What could the weather in this chapter symbolize? How does the weather change?what could this change symbolize? It could symbolize something bad is happening. It changed from rainy to to nice then rain again.
Gatsby finally winning Daisy is as much a triumph as it is a tragedy. What, now, does he look forward to? Write down three quotes from chapter 5 that illustrate this statement. Spending time with her, his future:”He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.””Compared to the 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.””It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way.”

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