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Chapter Five
Nick and Gatsby arrange a date to invite Daisy for tea. Nick tells her not to bring Tom.
The reunion between Gatsby and Daisy is awkward and uncomfortable so Nick leaves the
room. After a while Nick returns, and they decide to visit Gatsby's mansion.
After a brief…

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2) Nick is a moral character - The two men are positioned at the boundary of their gardens,
where Gatsby's neatly mown "expanse" of grass meets Nick's "ragged lawn". The pristine
appearance of Gatsby's garden symbolises the way his glossy lifestyle covers up the less
respectable "little business on the…

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2) Daisy is also presented in a positive light, and together their behaviour and language
lend the chapter in an innocent tone.
Her voice becomes "artificial" and her behaviour becomes "frightened but graceful"
when she meets Gatsby - she's genuinely shocked and doesn't know how to react.
Daisy's elegant persona…

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jokes about the resilience of the working class using the argument that if you already have
nothing, no one can take anything from you. This song is an ironic commentary on Gatsby's
meeting with Daisy, and highlights the excess and unhappiness of the wealthy Gatsby, who
has everything except what…

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Nick may be suggesting that while Americans might in effect be drudges at work, they would
resist being openly cast in a peasant role which immediately suggests the stark inequalities
of medieval European society.
Nick is a bondsman and the older meaning of a bondsman was a labourer bound to…

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Dla2lag

An interesting and thorough exploration of the chapter, identifying key themes, exploring characters and pinpointing key quotes; an excellent revision tool that will provide invaluable when revising for the Section A part one question. Should be used in conjunction with the other chapter summaries provided on 'The Great Gatsby'.

Dla2lag

An interesting and thorough exploration of the chapter, identifying key themes, exploring characters and pinpointing key quotes; an excellent revision tool that will provide invaluable when revising for the Section A part one question. Should be used in conjunction with the other chapter summaries provided on 'The Great Gatsby'.

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