Describe the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. Why is he so nervous?

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Gatsby is obsessed with Daisy. He loves her beyond any shred of rationality. When they were younger, they had a romance. Jay had not yet amassed his fortune, but he somehow hoped she would overlook the class and wealth gaps between them. She did not. She could not.

Daisy is not really the person Jay wants her to be. She is very conventional. When they parted five years earlier, she left him and married Tom, who is a crass boor despite being on her social tier.

For five years, Jay has worked tirelessly—and not too legitimately—to get rich, all in hopes of winning her back.

The reader does not know most of this when we see their meeting through Nick's eyes. The meeting is held at Nick's house, and Gatsby has also planned the next step of taking Daisy next door to his mansion to demonstrate his vast wealth. But first he has to convince her just to re-enter his life again. He is terrified of her rejection because that would mean all his efforts had been in vain.

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I assume that you are talking about the meeting that happens in Chapter 5  -- the one that starts at Nick's house.

Gatsby is so nervous because he has not seen Daisy in years.  He loved her some years ago, but she rejected him, right?  So now he's all nervous because he thinks he has a chance to get her back after all these years.

The meeting starts out really badly.  They are both quite nervous and shy.  But then Nick leaves them alone for a while and they start to get along again.  By the end of the meeting, they go over to Gatsby's house.  She really admires it and they seem to be falling in love again.

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