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What was Daisy's reaction when she saw Gatsby's house?

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maya23 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 2, 2010 at 9:52 AM via web

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What was Daisy's reaction when she saw Gatsby's house?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 2, 2010 at 10:01 AM (Answer #1)

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I assume that you are talking about the part in Chapter 5 when Nick arranges the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy.

Gatsby has asked Nick to do this so that he can (hopefully) get back together with Daisy.  At their meeting, Daisy and Gatsby start to rekindle their old spark.  Then Gatsby has Daisy come over to look at his house.  She is really impressed and she is overcome with emotion.  She starts crying as she looks at his shirts.

Some people say that this is because she realizes that he has become rich and that she would have been happy if she had married him.  But now it's too late and she can't marry him.

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