Chapter 5: The Great Gatsby Objectives: Retelling a storyInterpreting a sequence of events from a different point of view Activity Chapter 4 ends with the story of Daisy’s romances and marriage.
In Chapter 4, Daisy and Gatsby are reunited. It seems that they have fallen in love again when Nick says:
As I watched him he adjusted himself a little, visibly. His hand took hold of hers, and as she said something low in his ear he turned toward her with a rush of emotion. I think that voice held him most, with its fluctuating, feverish warmth, because it couldn’t be over-dreamed—that voice was a deathless song. They had forgotten me, but Daisy glanced up and held out her hand; Gatsby didn’t know me now at all. I looked once more at them and they looked back at me, remotely, possessed by intense life. Then I went out of the room and down the marble steps into the rain, leaving them there together. Imagine that Daisy calls Jordan when she returns home.
Write about the conversation between Daisy and Jordan. The conversation will depend on how you interpret the discussion and meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. In the chapter, Fitzgerald allows for many interpretations of their meeting. Make sure to include the significance of Daisy’s crying over Gatsby’s shirts, knowing how long it has been since he had last seen Daisy, Daisy’s comments about the clouds, or, possibly, the implied conversation after Nick leaves.