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How did Gatsby measure the success of his party in "The Great Gatsby"?Chapter 6

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How did Gatsby measure the success of his party in "The Great Gatsby"?

Chapter 6

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 29, 2008 at 4:25 AM (Answer #1)

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The only reason Gatsby hosted such lavish parties was to attract the attention of Daisy Buchanan. He did not care who else came, as witnessed by the fact that he was hardly ever seen at his own parties and he allowed anyone in to the celebrations. Once he has met Daisy again, and she visits one of his parties, she hates it. Then the parties stop, and Gatsby even dismisses his servants so there won't be any gossip about her afternoon visits. Obviously, none of his parties were a real success, because none of them ever attracted the object of Gatsby's obsession, Daisy.

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