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In chapter 5 of the book great gatsby ,Analysis Memorable Quote Daisy is overwhelmed by the great value of the shirts from England. Also overwhelmed by Jay Gatsby's wealth.

Strong emotional reactions shows what a materialistic person Daisy is - comes from the fact that Gatsby is finally wealthy enough for her to be with and her realization that she should have waited for Gatsby who eventually became rich and powerful. Also could imply that she is upset about the fact that Gatsby now seems more successful than Tom because it seems like Daisy has never seen such great things in her house.

Simple conversation about shirts brings out Daisy's feelings and thoughts towards Gatsby. Explanation of Quote " 'They’re such beautiful shirts,' she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. 'It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before.' " Pg. 89 Pivotal point in the novel. Gatsby and Daisy reunite. Gatsby's dream is now discernible. Exposed to a different side of Daisy and Gatsby.

Audience's first exposure to the conflict in the novel. Nick comes home one evening after a date with Jordan Baker and is quickly startled by the presence of Jay Gatsby who is anxious about his plan of inviting Daisy over for tea. Nick tells Gatsby that he will invite her over the day after tomorrow, and Gatsby, overjoyed, offers him a small business opportunity and to have someone over to mow his lawn. The day of the meeting, Daisy arrives to Nick’s house in the pouring rain and immediately meets Gatsby with awkwardness. When the rain has stopped, Gatsby invites both Nick and Daisy over to his house for a quick tour, where Daisy is instantly overwhelmed by his luxurious lifestyle. Their close relationship is quickly rekindled and with little notice, Nick gets up and leaves Gatsby and Daisy alone together in the room. Significance Summary: Part I Summary: Part II S Chapter 5 is a turning point in the novel for Gatsby's character. In this chapter, Gatsby's character is at its purest and most revealing. Gatsby forgets to maintain his façade (i.e. an elite, Oxford graduate). Turns into an awkward, nervous, clumsy, love-struck man upon meeting Daisy. In this chapter, we begin to see Gatsby for who he is. Character analysis Jay Gatsby “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.” Pg. 91 Defining Quote Shows the importance that Gatsby places on his dream and wealth simultaneously.Shows Gatsby’s true dream/purpose – to please Daisy. He reinvents himself based on her perspective (on a larger scale, the perspectives of the old rich in general). Explanation Gatsby's Best Trait Dedication " 'I want to get the grass cut,' he said. We both looked at the grass - there was a sharp line where my ragged lawn ended and the darker, well-kept expanse of his began. I suspected that he meant my grass." pg. 82 In this chapter, Gatsby shows that once he has set a goal, he is extremely dedicated ensuring that he succeeds.

Almost to the point of perfectionism. Large scale example: Gatsby remodels his entire life in hopes of winning over Daisy. Example from ch. 5: Gatsby goes to the extra effort to make sure that Nick's house looks presentable for Daisy. Gatsby commissions a set of workers to tend to Nick's lawn and flowers. Explanation Quote Gatsby's Worst Traits Too Goal-Centered Gatsby is obsessed with his dream of attaining a certain social status and winning over Daisy. Goes to any and all lengths to make this happen. This goal has consumed him and become the center of his world. His goal is now the standard by which he views and values himself. His sense of self is therefore extremely volatile and fragile. Explanation Quote “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.” Pg. 91 Obsessed with Wealth/Luxury " 'I was asleep,' cried Mr. Klipspringer, in a spasm of embarrassment. 'That is, I'd been asleep. Then I got up...' 'Klipspringer plays the piano,' said Gatsby, cutting him off. 'Don't you, Ewing, old sport?' Pg. 94 Gatsby feels that the most important thing in developing his character is acquiring wealth. Focuses on impressing Daisy with his wealth and acquisitions.

Goes out of his way to do so - inconveniences others along the way.

For example, waking Mr. Klipspringer from his sleep for his own entertainment. Explanation Quote Lives in the Past Gatsby is trying to recreate the past (specifically, his old romance with Daisy). Fails to realize the unavoidable: inevitably, people will change over time. Trying to recreate something that can be resurrected will ultimately lead to disappointment. Explanation Quote “His head leaned back so far that it rested against the face of a defunct mantelpiece clock... Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head.” Pg. 86 Idealist "... I saw that the expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby's face, as though a faint doubt had occurred to him as to the quality of his present happiness. Almost five years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams - not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. 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. No amount of the fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart. Pg. 95 Gatsby idolizes that which is important to him (i.e. his dreams - Daisy). He creates such a rich perception of Daisy; one that no one can live up to. Ultimately, Daisy will fail to live up to Gatsby's subconscious illusions, which will lead Gatsby to unavoidable disappointment. Eventually, Gatsby's dream of Daisy will disintegrate. Explanation Quote Symbols Weather: Rain "The day agreed upon was pouring rain." Pg. 81 Gatsby and Daisy’s reunion was first introduced in the middle of a large storm, showing discomfort and gloominess. Awkwardness of their relationship Explanation Quote Weather: Sun “When he realized what I was talking about, that there were twinkle-bells of sunshine in the room, he smiled like a weather man…” Pg. 86 Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship rekindling just as the sun begins to come out again. Explanation Quote Gatsby's Imported Clothing “ ’I’ve got a man in England who buys me clothes. He sends over a selection of things at the beginning of each season, spring and fall’ ” Pg. 89 “ ’It makes me sad because I have never seen such – such beautiful shirts before.’ ” Pg. 89 Shows Gatsby’s need of representing himself as rich and wealthy

Trying to win Daisy over with his luxurious lifestyle The concept of class Explanation Quotes Green Light at the End of the Dock “ ‘You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.’ ” Pg. 90 Representation of spring and a new beginning (rebirth). Gatsby’s hope and dreams for the future (reassurance for a relationship with Daisy). Explanation Quote Gold and Silver “…Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt and gold-coloured tie, hurried in.” Pg. 81 Gatsby arrives at Nick’s house the day of the meeting wearing a gold tie and a silver shirt.

Representation of wealth.

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