Chapter 5 Notes Gatsby’s Plan ● Gatsby asks Nick to set up the meeting with Daisy ● Nick agrees to do it (Think about how awkward it must be for Nick. Daisy is Nick’s cousin. She is married, but Nick also knows it is a dysfunctional marriage.) ● In return for the favor, Gatsby offers Nick a chance to join a conﬁdential (probably illegal) business opportunity ● Nick is offended at Gatsby trying to buy him off, but he still plans the meeting with Gatsby and Daisy. Th g n i t e e eM Gatsby is extremely nervous It’s raining Gatsby sends someone to cut Nick’s grass Gatsby makes sure Nick’s house is full of ﬂowers ● Gatsby disappears just before Daisy arrives. Then he shows up at the door, soaking wet and overwhelmed by his nerves. ● Nick leaves them alone for a half hour, and when he returns Gatsby and Daisy are very happy to be reunited. ● ● ● ● Gatsby’s Mansion ● Gatsby invites Daisy on a tour of his mansion ● He insists that Nick go with them. (Is he just being polite or is he still nervous being around Daisy?) ● Gatsby tells Daisy how he stares at the green light on the end of her dock. ● Daisy breaks down crying as she looks through Gatsby’s luxurious shirts. ● Daisy cries because she realizes what she could have had and what her life could have been if she was with Gatsby. ● ● ● Over the years, Gatsby has remained faithful to his love for Daisy However, Daisy moved on to marry another man she never loved in exchange for wealth. Gatsby focuses so much on the past that he doesn’t see the present clearly. He doesn’t even consider the possibility that Daisy could have changed. Can Daisy live up to Gatsby’s dream?