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Where had Gatsby met Daisy, according to the story he tells Nick?

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keagle21 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 19, 2010 at 11:59 PM via web

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Where had Gatsby met Daisy, according to the story he tells Nick?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 20, 2010 at 12:18 AM (Answer #1)

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According to what Gatsby tells Nick, he met Daisy during World War I.  He was stationed at a camp near to Louisville, Kentucky.  That was the city where Daisy (and Jordan Baker) lived.  While he was there, he and many other of the officers at the camp would come into town.  Many of them were very interested in courting Daisy.

Daisy and Gatsby were really quite interested in one another.  But she ended up rejecting him because of his lack of money.  This was why he became so obsessed with making money.

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