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In chapter 5, what does Gatsby offer Nick in return for Nick's cooperation in...

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vithugmissez | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 3, 2007 at 2:06 AM via web

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In chapter 5, what does Gatsby offer Nick in return for Nick's cooperation in inviting Daisy to his house? 

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 3, 2007 at 2:39 AM (Answer #1)

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Gatsby, aware that Nick may be in a tough financial situation, offers to "set him up in business" so that he can make some money.  He is evasive about what kind of business this might be, however.

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udonbutterfly | TA , College Freshman | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 15, 2014 at 6:56 PM (Answer #2)

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Gatsby offers Nick a job in his "business" or quote on quote "set him up in the business." Gatsby does this because he knows Nick is not the most wealthiest so he thinks buying his cooperation would be the best thing. However Nick some what sees through it and does not take Gatsby on the offer.

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