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At the end of chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby, Gatsby stands alone, looking at Daisy’s house. Where else in the novel does he do this? How is this different?

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Gatsby can see Daisy’s dock from his house, which was a primary attraction for him in purchasing it in the first place. The scene at the end of chapter 7 where Gatsby stands alone, looking at Daisy’s house, is just after Daisy has run Myrtle down, killing her instantaneously. This scene is both sad and ominous. Gatsby is concerned about Daisy and wants to watch her house until he can see her bedroom light go out, which will reassure him that she is home safely and trying to get some sleep. Gatsby acknowledges to Nick that Daisy was driving the car when it hit Myrtle, but he says that he will take the blame.

In chapter 5 , Gatsby has cajoled Nick into inviting Daisy for tea. After tea, he invites Nick and Daisy up to his house to give them a tour. He wants to show Daisy how much he has in order to impress her. He wants her to know of the opulence of his house, his hydroplane, his clothing, and, in fact, all of his impressive material possessions, such as his “toilet set of pure dull...

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He stand out looking at her house in the start of the story with a drive because he loves her, but this time he looks out thinking that their love wont be what he thought it would.