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In Chapter 5, Gatsby's dream seems to be fullfilled. What indications are there that...

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mijeejo | Student, College Freshman | (Level 2) Honors

Posted February 21, 2008 at 7:02 AM via web

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In Chapter 5, Gatsby's dream seems to be fullfilled. What indications are there that reality cannot satisfy his dream?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted February 22, 2008 at 12:28 AM (Answer #1)

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Gatsby is puzzled by the real Daisy. Her actions and comments are not what he has imagined  for the last five years. He has imagined a much different Daisy, a Daisy that is able to take up where they left off. Gatsby does not accept that she has not only a husband, but a daughter. The reality of this event does not enter Gatsby's mind. He will not allow his fantasy of her to dissolve.

Daisy cries when Gatsby shows her all his shirts and other wealthy possessions. She does not cry because she is relieved that he is wealthy, she cries because she sees how earnest he is in his desire to please her.

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