RE: The Great Gatsby (by Chapter 8)
- What was unique about Daisy to Gatsby?
- What increased Daisy’s value in Gatsby’s eyes?
- What happened one October night?
- What did Gatsby let Daisy believe?
- How did Gatsby do in the war?
- What did Daisy do “through the twilight universe?”
- What does Gatsby say about Daisy’s relationship with Tom?
- What time of year is it when Nick talks to Gatsby?
- Why didn’t Nick want to leave?
- How does Nick feel about the whole crowd?
- How did Nick feel about Gatsby?
- Who calls Nick while he is at work?
- What previous incident makes Wilson suspicious?
- What had Wilson found after Myrtle’s death?
- What did Wilson tell Myrtle before she died?
- What did Wilson ask someone in West Egg for directions to?
- What happens to Gatsby?
|How did Nick feel about Gatsby?
|As the chapter opens, Nick is struggling with the situation at hand. He grapples with what’s right and what’s wrong, which humanizes him and lifts him above the rigid callousness of the story’s other characters. Unable to sleep (a premonition of bad things to come) he heads to Gatsby’s who is returning from his all-night vigil outside Daisy’s house. Nick, always a bit more levelheaded and sensitive to the world around him than the other characters, senses something large is about to happen. Although he can’t put his finger on it, his moral sense pulls him to Gatsby’s. Upon his arrival, Gatsby seems genuinely surprised his services were not necessary outside Daisy’s house, showing again just how little he really knows her.|