Gatsby Final (1).docx - Carly Manchio IB Lang Lit 1 Cardi\/4 30 May 2019 An important scene that occurred in \u201cThe Great Gatsby\u201d is the scene when

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Carly Manchio IB Lang Lit 1 Cardi/4 30 May 2019 An important scene that occurred in “The Great Gatsby” is the scene when Daisy arrives at Nick’s after being invited to tea. Gatsby got to Nick’s very early and became quite anxious when she didn’t show up right away. When she does show up, he leaves and enters again as if he had not been waiting for her. Their first interaction is very uncomfortable and awkward. They discussed how long it had been since they have seen each other and Gatsby replies without hesitation “Five years next November.” His response illustrates his unstoppable love for Daisy, and how he had been thinking about her all along and still has not forgotten after all the years that have passed. This is the most significant scene of the novel because it is their first interaction after many years and their true feelings towards each other first appear. Another reason that this scene is very significant is because after they have tea at Nick’s, Gatsby invites them to his house to show Daisy around. She is mesmerized with what she sees and had no idea that he lived in a mansion just across the bay from her all those years. When he brings her to his bedroom and starts to throw his clothing on the bed at her, she admired them before she started to cry, “They’re such beautiful shirts. It makes me sad because I've never seen such-such beautiful shirts before.” Her reaction to the shirts Gatsby throws at her is ironic because she is married to a very wealthy man who probably has very nice clothing as well. Her true feelings started to show when she sobbed over the shirts because she is so proud of his success and has tears of joy that she is reunited with him. There is a lot of evidence from the first interactions between Gatsby and Daisy that explain why this is the most significant scene in the novel.

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