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What do Nick and Gatsby talk about after the party?only chapter 6 based answer please

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myth123 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 23, 2010 at 10:01 AM via web

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What do Nick and Gatsby talk about after the party?

only chapter 6 based answer please

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted October 23, 2010 at 11:19 AM (Answer #1)

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After the swimming party, Gatsby talks to Nick about Daisy.  Gatsby wants Daisy to leave her husband and completely repudiate her past with him.  His plan is for him and Daisy to return to Louisville and get married.  He wants to have what he and Daisy once had.  Nick tells him, "You can't repeat the past" (116).  And Gatsby responds, "Why of course you can!" (116). Gatsby tells Tom the story of his past with Daisy and of their first kiss.  This is one of the most beautiful passages in the book.  The whole converation is important for what it reveals about Gatsby and his dreams.

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