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How did Daisy and Mr. Gatsby meet in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald?

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perfectangel17 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 16, 2009 at 10:37 AM via web

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How did Daisy and Mr. Gatsby meet in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald?

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 16, 2009 at 10:53 AM (Answer #1)

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Daisy and Gatsby met for the first time in Louisville where he was stationed at Camp Taylor as a young officer before being shipped overseas during World War I. Daisy was very popular among the officers at Camp Taylor, and Gatsby went with some of them to visit Daisy, meeting her for the first time. After a while, Gatsby went to Daisy's house without the others. Their love affair began and lasted for a month before he had to leave to go to the war. 

After a five-year separation, they meet again in West Egg where Gatsby has bought a huge mansion across the bay from the Buchanans' estate. Their reunion occurs when Nick arranges it, at Gatsby's request, inviting Daisy to tea at his cottage where Gatsby waits for her.

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melissa1106 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted June 27, 2014 at 10:26 PM (Answer #2)

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Daisy first meets Gatsby before he goes off to fight in World War II. Jordan Booker, Daisy's friend was there and she said that Daisy and Gatsby were talking in her car and they got to know each other. Gatsby went off to war and he did not see Daisy until five years later where he moves into a house across the bay from Daisy.

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