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The Great Gatsby: Chapter 5
Transcript of The Great Gatsby: Chapter 5
When Gatsby first contacts Daisy again
Conflict starts to arise
Sets the stage for the climax What characters are involved? Gatsby: reunites with Daisy, which leads to an affair
Nick Carraway: invites Daisy for tea, feels really awkward a lot of the time
Daisy Buchanan: reunites with Gatsby, again this leads to an affair
Mr. Klipspringer (tennant of Gatsby's house): plays the piano at Gatsby's request, doesn't really want to play, slightly embarrassed at his skills Themes in Chapter 5 Finding love, lost love, reuniting with a past lover
In Daisy's case material wealth is a significant factor in her love of Gatsby
Deception What happens in Chapter 5? Nick invites Gatsby to tea with Daisy at Nick's house
Gatsby is anxious and extremely nervous
The next day at tea, Gatsby and Daisy meet for the first time in five years
Nick leaves for a while and when he comes back they are more comfortable but Daisy is crying and obviously upset, while Gatsby is in a much better mood
They go to Gatsby's house so Gatsby can show off his riches
Gatsby values everything in terms of how Daisy sees it
Gatsby and Daisy hold hands in the dark as Mr. Klipspringer (Gatsby's butler) plays piano
Nick feels awkward and leaves the two alone in Gatsby's house Symbolism The green light: symbolizes Gatsby's previous desire and longing for Daisy
represents an enchanted fantasy that seems out of his grasp forever
Gatsby's shaking represents him breaking his character
For a brief moment, Gatsby is no longer Jay but he's back to being Jimmy
Piano playing symbolizes the renewal of a relationship (between Gatsby and Daisy) Literary Devices "It had seemed as close as a star to the moon." (Fitzgerald, 93) metaphor
"Suddenly, with a strained sound, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily." (Fitzgerald, 92) metaphor, imagery
"'You're acting like a littel boy,' I broke out impatiently." (Fitzgerald, 88) simile
"He looked at his watch as if there was some pressing demand on his time elsewhere." (Fitzgerald, 85) simile, imagery
"A damp streak of hair lay like a dash of blue paint across her cheek, and her hand was wet with glistening drops as I took it to help her from the car." (Fitzgerald, 85) imagery