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1. Describe the mood and tone of Jay and Daisy's reunion and describe the underlying meaning of their conversation by describing their body language and facial expressions. In what ways do these moments seem more genuine than Jay and Daisy's daily life?
2. On page 86 Nick remarks that ‘Americans while willing, even eager, to be Serfs have always been obstinate about peasantry’ and that Gatsby’s mansion has a ‘feudal silhouette’. Define what each of these statements might mean. Thinking about what you know about why people moved from Europe to America, what do you think that Fitzgerald is trying to say about the European legacy that prevails in American high society?