How does gatsby behave in daisy's presence (chapter 5)? Why does he take daisy on a tour of his house? Why does she react with so much emotion to gatsby's shirts?
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Gatsby seems unable to react to Daisy's presence with any grace and dignity; he is completely taken aback by seeing her after all this time. She reacts with such emotion because she says she has never seen anything so "beautiful." As we read later in the book, we believe that perhaps her life has lacked beauty for many years.