How is Gatsby presented in Chapter 5?

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In Chapter 5 we see a different Gatsby.  Instead of the cool, calm collect Gatsby he is nervous and almost jittery when Nick comes home.  Nick returns and tells Gatsby that he has agreed to call Daisy to come over for tea.  Gatsby tries to play it off as though it is not a big deal, but he is very eager to reunite with her.

“What day would suit you?” he corrected me quickly. “I don’t want to put you to any trouble, you see.”

The day comes and Gatsby instantly believes that Daisy isn't coming. He micromanages every detail of the event (Nick's lawn, flowers, and even tea set) hoping to make the day perfect for Daisy.

This is a different Gatsby then we've seen before who seems to let nothing bother him.


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