Answer: Daisy had heard through the chain line that Gatsby was a bootlegger. This was true because Gatsby had a business with Wolfsheim where they sold grain alcohol over the counter (alcohol was banned at the time). He did not necessarily sell drugs but he did illegally sell substances. Tom is so interested in finding out about Gatsby because he is trying to figure out why Daisy is so mesmerized by him. He notices how excited she gets around him and so he wants to know what makes him so special. Tom also knows Gatsby is new money so in his opinion, there is nothing that could possibly make Gatsby better than himself. Daisy is interested
in defending Gatsby because she still loves him and she does not like her current husband discrediting her lifetime love. She does not love Tom so she did not mind sticking up for Gatsby. 4. At the end of chapter VI, we get a description of the night that Gatsby first kissed Daisy and “forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath” (110). First, how can Nick know enough about this moment to describe it? Is he imagining it, or have we somehow shifted to Gatsby’s point of view? Second, is Gatsby’s love for Daisy true love? Why or why not?
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