The Great Gatsby

In which chapter does Gatsby evidently display denial and self delusion the most towards Daisy?

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In my opinion, Gatsby shows the greatest amount of denial and delusion in Chapter Eight. After all is said and done.... the trip to New York, Daisy's refusal to tell Tom she'd never loved him, and the tragic accident in which Myrtle Wilson was killed, Gatsby still believes Daisy will come to him.... will call him.

You ought to go away,” I said. “It’s pretty certain they’ll trace your car.”

“Go away now, old sport?”

“Go to Atlantic City for a week, or up to Montreal.”

He wouldn’t consider it. He couldn’t possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do. He was clutching at some last hope and I couldn’t bear to shake him free.


“I suppose Daisy’ll call too.” He looked at me anxiously, as if he hoped I’d corroborate this.


The Great Gatsby