Chapter Five 1| What is Gatsby doing at two in the morning? What is his real intention? Lighting up his house so that it can be seen across the bay| 2| Gatsby doesn’t want to put Nick to any trouble. What does this tell you about him? Gatsby is conscience of his friends doing| 3| What does Gatsby suggest in order to try to help Nick with his financial state? That he work with him on a business deal| 4| What does Gatsby do to Nick’s home to prepare for his tea with Daisy?
He sends a man to cut his grass and fills his place with flowers| 5| What colors make up Gatsby’s attire? What do these colors symbolize? White, silver, and gold symbolizing money/wealth (the white is like platinum)| 6| What is Gatsby’s emotional state prior to Daisy’s arrival at Nick’s? He is extremely nervous| 7| What surprises Nick on his reentry into his living room? Gatsby is gone| 8| What description does Nick give of Gatsby standing at his door? Pale as death| 9| What is the atmosphere in the room when Daisy and Gatsby first reunite?
Still and quiet and very, very awkward | 10| What change occurs in Daisy’s character? Decision time| 11| What does Gatsby first believe about the arranged meeting? That it’s terrible mistake and is going horribly| 12| Rain is an important symbol in literature. What could it signify in chapter five? Sadness, depression, a hostile world| 13| What, according to Nick, are Americans occasionally willing to be? willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry| 14| What change has occurred in Gatsby upon Nicks reentering the house?
The feeling of tension and embarrassment had died away| 15| Why is it important that Daisy see Gatsby’s house? To show daisy that he was very wealthy and could provde for her materially. That’s why he lost her in the first place: he was not wealthy enough for her and Tom was and now Gatbsy wants to show her he is as wealthy as Tom if not wealthier. | 16| How does Gatsby contradict his past in telling Nick the time it took him to earn his money for his house? How does he correct himself? What do you believe is the true story about Gatsby’s money?
Gatsby says it took him only three year to earn the money to buy the mansion; earlier, Nick points out Gatsby had claimed he had inherited his fortune from his family. He corrects himself by saying that he did initially inherit his family’s money but lost it in the panic of war and he had to earn it back| 17| What two businesses does Gatsby tell Nick he has been in? The drug business and the oil business| 18| How does Nick say that Gatsby revalues his house? Be the measure of Daisy’s response whether she approves or not| 19| Your bedroom is supposed to be a true revelation of who you are.
What does Gatsby’s bedroom say about him? his bedroom is the simplest room in the house; he really doesn’t value material things himself, but rather he values what material things can get him:Daisy. Its all for her| 20| Daisy justifies her crying by saying, “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before. ” Why is she really crying? She is really crying because now she realizes Gatsby is as wealthy as Tom—if not wealthier—and she should hace chosen him, and now she wants to be with him again.
Perphas creating a conflict within her since she still has feelings for Tom)| 21| What does Gatsby reveal to Daisy about the placement of her house? That if it wasn’t for the mist he could see her home across the bay. He can look across and see the green light at the end of her dock| 22| Who is in the picture that Nick notices? Mr. Dan Cody. Gatsby says Dan Cody was his best friend years ago| 23| Nick says, “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams—not through her own fault but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. ” Has Gatsby made Daisy out to be more than she really is?
Yes she is simply in it for the money and material items as long as she is taking care of she is fine| 24| What is the one thing about Daisy that Gatsby cannot alter in his dream? Her voice| 25| We don’t know what happened in the exchange between Gatsby and Daisy while Nick stands in the rain outside of his home. What things do you believe might have been said? Remember, Nick returns to find Daisy’s face streaked with tears. Gatsby told Daisy of how he still loved her and she responded by saying she still loved him and was sorry that she hadn’t waited for him to return from the war front|