The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

what is the mood of the scene when klispringer plays for them?

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As Klipspringer plays, Gatsby and Daisy draw closer, Nick, realizing that his presence has become superfluous, quietly leaves. The mood is one of renewal and the reliving of first love.

The song "Ain't We Got Fun" is significant for a number of reasons. The opening lyrics ("In the morning/ In the evening/ Ain't we got fun") imply a carefree spontaneity that stands in stark contrast to the tightly-controlled quality of the lovers' reunion. This contrast is further sharpened by the words of the next verse, which run: "Got no money/ But oh, honey/ Ain't we got fun!" It is bitterly ironic that Gatsby and Daisy should reunite to the strains of this song, given the fact that she rejected him because of his poverty.