Summary Of Chapter 5 Of The Great Gatsby

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In chapter 3, Nick attends one of Gatsby’s lavish parties and learns that Gatsby is in love with Daisy. Nick attends the party out of curiosity, as he has heard rumors about Gatsby's wealthy lifestyle And mysterious past. However, he quickly realizes that the party members are pretty much mostly strangers who have been invited to the party without knowing who the host is. Despite this, Nick is impressed by the Elegance of the party and the attention to detail that has gone into planning it. During the party, Nick meets Gatsby for the first time and is struck by his presence. However, it is not until later in the evening when Nick sees Gatsby staring across the bay towards a green light that he realizes Gatsby's true motivation for throwing these over the top parties. as Nick observes, “ He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way… I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away”. This green light represents Daisy, who Gatsby has been in love with for a very long time. …show more content…

Nick invites Daisy over to his house for tea, without telling her that Gatsby will also be there. When Gatsby arrives, he is initially nervous and awkward around Daisy, but soon they begin to reconnect over their shared memories and experience. Nick observes, “ There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together”. As the afternoon goes on, Gatsby shows Daisy around his expensive mansion and reveals his wealth and success. He even shows her his collection of expensive shirts which symbolizes his desire to impress her with his very expensive

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