The green light he reaches toward is the one at the end of her dock across the bay. Gatsby had asked Jordan to convince Nick to arrange a reunion between him and Daisy because he was worried Daisy would refuse to see him. Daisy Meets Gatsby at Nick’s House Gatsby wants Nick to set up the meeting between him and Daisy, and Nick agrees. Still, Gatsby insists on mowing Nick’s lawn and offers him an in for his illegal business, though Nick refuses. The day of the meeting, Gatsby gets incredibly nervous, disappearing when Daisy arrives only to walk around Nick’s house in the rain to knock on the door again. The meeting is initially awkward, but when Nick leaves them alone for a while, they are much happier when he returns. Gatsby then takes Nick and Daisy to his mansion, with Daisy crying over his collection of expensive shirts. Nick worries that Gatsby will be disappointed by the real Daisy, as he has most certainly built up an image of her in his mind. But the two remain entranced with each other, and Nick quietly leaves them alone. Gatsby’s Second Party Nick, having learned about Gatsby in the time since the end of the novel, relates some of the facts of Gatsby's real boyhood. In fact, Gatsby was born James Gatz in North Dakota. Nick also tells of Gatsby’s acquaintance with Dan Cody, a wealthy copper mogul, something which made him fall in love with wealth. Unfortunately, Cody’s widow scams Gatsby out of his money, though his insatiable drive for wealth remains. While Nick has not seen Gatsby or Daisy for several weeks, it is obvious they are having an affair. At one point, the Buchanans attend a party at Gatsby’s mansion, as Tom has decided to keep an eye on Daisy and Gatsby due to their renewed association. At this second party of Gatsby’s, Nick is less than enchanted by the superficial people and Daisy has a noticeably bad time. This disappoints Gatsby, as he wants things with Daisy to be the same as they were in Louisville. Reﬂecting on this, Nick considers the first time Gatsby must have kissed Daisy, at which point winning her became his dream. Now that he has won her, however, his dream is effectively over.
3/28/2019 THE GREAT GATSBY REVIEW - Google Docs 7/8 The Confrontation Gatsby calls off his parties and fires his servants after he realizes that Daisy did not enjoy herself. Later, when Nick, Jordan Baker, Gatsby, and the Buchanans are all dining together, an interaction between Gatsby and Daisy clues Tom into their love affair. Tom decides they should all go to the city, as he anticipates a fight, all on the hottest day of the year. In New York, Gatsby demands that Daisy rescind the five years she spent loving Tom, insisting that she never loved him at all. Tom, however, reveals the investigation he had into Gatsby, accusing him of being a bootlegger and a criminal. While Daisy has likely been aware of these things about Gatsby, being faced with them is too much for her and she admits that she did love Tom. Knowing that he won, Tom sends Gatsby and Daisy home together as they
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