What are five significant quotes dealing with the weather in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby?
In the chapter where Daisy and Gatsby are reunited for that terribly awkward tea at Nick's house, there are a great many references to the weather. Nick says that "The day agreed upon was pouring rain." Gatsby says that one of the local papers said that the rain is supposed to stop by 4:00 p.m., just the time of Daisy's projected arrival.
When she does arrive, Gatsby runs out the back door so that he can come to the front door and pretend he's only just arrived. When Nick opens the door for him, "Gatsby, pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets, was standing in a puddle of water, glaring tragically into [his] eyes." The terrible weather seems to echo Gatsby's agony. He is, at once, nervous and excited and overwhelmed and terrified. He's been waiting so long for this reunion that the feelings seem to take him over.
However, once he and Daisy begin to talk openly to one another, Nick notices that "the sun shone again," (as he has gone outside to give them some...
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