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Gatsby wants Daisy to leave Tom so that he can be with her○Wants things before, like in Louisville●Nick reminds Gatsby that he cannot recreate the past○Gatsby, upset, protests that he can○believes that his money can accomplish anything as far as Daisy is concerned
■Because Daisy is a gold digger●As he walks among the scraps from the party, Nick thinks about the first time Gatsby kissed Daisy, the moment when his dream of Daisy became the dominant force in his life○Now that he has her, Nick reflects, his dream is officially overChapter 7●Gatsby calls off his parties●fires his servants to prevent gossip and replaces them with shady ●On the hottest day of the summer, Nick takes the train to East Egg for lunch at the houseof Tom and Daisy○finds Gatsby and Jordan Baker there as well●When the nurse brings in Daisy’s baby girl, Gatsby is stunned and can hardly believe that the child is real●Daisy seems almost uninterested in her child○Bc its a girl (fool)●Gatsby and Daisy cannot hide their love for one another●Complaining of her boredom, Daisy asks Gatsby if he wants to go into the city. Gatsby stares at her passionately○Tom becomes certain of their feelings for each other●Tom seizes upon Daisy’s suggestion that they should all go to New York together. Nick rides with Jordan and Tom in Gatsby’s car, and Gatsby and Daisy ride together in Tom’s car●Stopping for gas at Wilson’s garage,Nick, Tom, and Jordan learn that Wilson has discovered his wife’s infidelity○though not the identity of her lover—and plans to move her to the West●Under the brooding eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, Nick perceives that Tom and Wilson are in the same position●the group decides to take a suite at the Plaza Hotel●Tom initiates his planned confrontation with Gatsby by mocking his habit of calling people “old sport.” ●He accuses Gatsby of lying about having attended Oxford○Gatsby responds that he did attend Oxford—forfive months, in an army program following the war●Tom asks Gatsby about his intentions for Daisy, andGatsby replies that Daisy loves him, not Tom●Tom claims that he and Daisy have a history that Gatsby could not possibly understand. ●Tom then accuses Gatsby of running a bootlegging operation●Daisy, in love with Gatsby earlier in the afternoon,feels herself moving closer and closer to Tom as she observes the quarrel●Tom sends Daisy back to Long Island with Gatsby to prove Gatsby’s inability to hurt him●As the row quiets down, Nick realizes that it is his 30th birthday●Nick, Tom, and Jordan discover a frightening scene on the border of the valley of ashes. Someone has been fatally hit by an automobile●Michaelis, a Greek man who runs the restaurant next to Wilson’s garage●Michaelis tells them that Myrtle was the victim—a car coming from New York City struck her, paused, then sped away●Nick realizes that Myrtle must have been