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Does Daisy know Gatsby is a bootlegger in chapter six of The Great Gatsby?

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It's difficult to know what Daisy knows or doesn't know about Gatsby's business dealings as she is not an honest character, but she doesn't seem to know he's a bootlegger. She may suspect that something dishonest made him so wealthy so fast, but chances are very high that she doesn't know anything for sure.

We can draw this conclusion about her ignorance of Gatsby's business dealing because Nick himself is also in the dark. He vaguely knows Gatsby is up to illegalities, but he really doesn't know in any concrete way the source of Gatsby's wealth. As Nick is at pains to point out, Gatsby keeps it more or less mysterious. At...

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