To go back to such rigidly defined class distinctions would be retrograde and barbaric. Gatsby invited them over to see his house. Upon his return, Nick finds Gatsby changed entirely. I think we all believed for a moment that it had smashed in pieces on the floor. When Nick returns, Gatsby and Daisy are getting along famously.
This reminded me that I had forgotten to tell my Finn to come back, so I drove into West Egg Village to search for her among soggy, whitewashed alleys and to buy some cups and lemons and flowers. GradeSaver, 8 September 2006 Web. Klipspringer, in a spasm of embarrassment. The theatrical quality that he often projects falls away, and for once all of his responses seem genuine. Although the fact he is still willing to help even though the weather seems to be persuading him to not bother could show how he himself wants to impress Gatsby by helping him out. For Gatsby, who has spent the past five years dreaming of Daisy, one wonders whether through the five years he was in love with Daisy, or the idea of Daisy.
I was going to ask to see the rubies when the phone rang, and Gatsby took up the receiver. He has moved from the embarrassment of his initial appearance to unbounded delight, radiating a newfound sense of well-being. Nick calms him down as Daisy arrives. Daisy says Gatsby made his money from drug stores that he built up himself. When the trio attempts to move down to the waterfront they are held up by the rain, giving Gatsby the opportunity to make a telling statement. His bedroom was the simplest room of all — except where the dresser was garnished with a toilet set of pure dull gold. A moment later there is a knocking at the door and Gatsby walks in.
He hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes. Once he nearly toppled down a flight of stairs. I suspected that he meant my grass. A damp streak of hair lay like a dash of blue paint across her cheek, and her hand was wet with glistening drops as I took it to help her from the car. Afterward, the plot shifts its focus to the romance between Gatsby and Daisy, and the tensions in their relationship actualize themselves. In a sense, the clock stopped at a specific point in time, trapped there forever, just as Gatsby's life, in many regards, stopped when he was hit with the realization that while he was poor, he could never have Daisy. We'll let you deduce what transpired in the interim.
Gatsby comes over to inspect everything to make sure that the tea goes perfectly. When Nick eventually moves to leave, he notices they barely recognize his exit at all, so caught up are they in each other. Is he merely using him to draw closer to Daisy or is he genuinely fond of Nick? The party strikes Nick as particularly unpleasant. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes. Gatsby ushers himself into the living room and joins Daisy. He then gives Gatsby's biographical details, the truth behind both the public rumors and Gatsby's own claims: born Jay Gatz on a farm in North Dakota around 1900; changed his name to Jay Gatsby at age seventeen; spends more than a year on the south shore of Lake Superior clamming and fishing; attends and drops out of St.
Nick agrees to help Gatsby achieve his dream. Both are clearly very happy. Tom is disdainful of the party, and though Daisy and Gatsby dance together she also seems to have a bad time. The rain was still falling, but the darkness had parted in the west, and there was a pink and golden billow of foamy clouds above the sea. Nearly everything in the house is imported from England the scene in which Gatsby shows Daisy his stock of English shirts is one of the most famous in American literature.
All the lights were going on in West Egg now; the electric trains, men-carrying, were plunging home through the rain from New York. Gatsby is nervous on the day of the meeting. Gatsby seems agitated and almost desperate to make Nick happy—he invites him to Coney Island, then for a swim in his pool. This is reinforced by the fact that the major proponent of such ideas is , who is clearly a brute. Only wind in the trees, which blew the wires and made the lights go off and on again as if the house had winked into the darkness.
His children sold his house with the black wreath still on the door. Is he as honest as he professes? She is unable to grasp that by Gatsby telling her this, he has shared one of his most sanctified rituals. She weeps when he shows her his collection of sumptuous English shirts, and seems genuinely overjoyed at his success. Daisy arrives, but when Nick brings her into the house, he finds that Gatsby has suddenly disappeared. Then, one afternoon, Gatsby turns up at his house.
What happens after a dream is fulfilled? Nick ushers Daisy into the house to find that Gatsby has disappeared, only to reemerge at the front door, looking pale and tragic. Finally he got up and informed me, in an uncertain voice, that he was going home. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Analysis Chapter 5 introduces the heart of the matter: Gatsby's dream of Daisy. Suddenly, with a strained sound, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily. Nick sends Gatsby back in to Daisy, while he himself sneaks out the back and wanders around the house for half an hour. Other symbols, such as Gatsby catching a broken clock with time symbolically frozen upon it , suggest the unrealistic and momentary nature of this seemingly perfect relationship.