The Great Gatsby

1. Reread p. 115-116. List the ways in which the opening scene at the Buchanan’s home is practically the same as it was in Chapter 1. 2. Why would Fitzgerald write such similar scenes? What is the point? 3. List ways that Daisy acts carelessly in th

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QAre you referring to chapter 7? Nick’s parting from Gatsby at the end of chapter 7 directly parallels his first sighting of Gatsby at the end of Chapter 1. Both chapters find Gatsby standing alone in the moonlight as he pines for Daisy. In the first chapter, he reaches his arms toward the green light in the distance, believing his future will see the realization of his dreams. Whereas in Chapter 7, he's moved past the green light and focuses his attention on the lawn of Daisy’s home. In Chapter 7 however, Gatsby no longer hold hope of his dream coming true.