In 'The Great Gatsby', Why Does Nick Agree To Arrange A Meeting Between Daisy And Gatsby?


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In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick never says why he agrees to arrange the meeting. However, as a reader, we can make some pretty good guesses.

Admiration For Gatsby
Despite all his faults, Gatsby is the only character in the book that Nick seems to like.

Everything Gatsby does is an act, yet somehow, he’s still the most honest character in the book - and Nick admires this honesty.

It’s only natural to want the approval of somebody you admire, and this explains why Nick is happy to arrange a meeting between Daisy and Gatsby.

Dislike For Tom
Nick doesn’t like Tom, and he doesn’t approve of the way that he treats Daisy. He knows that Tom is having an affair with Myrtle, and doesn’t feel any loyalty to the man.

Consequently, Nick doesn’t feel bad about arranging a meeting between Daisy and her ex-lover, Gatsby.

Personality And Inability To Refuse
As characters go, Nick’s a bit of a pushover. Throughout the novel, he never really does anything pro-active.

Nick usually chooses to just go with the flow, and agrees to things because it’s simpler that way. A good example of this is his relationship with Jordan - he’s mostly indifferent to the whole affair!

Refusing to arrange a meeting between Daisy and Gatsby would mean causing a stir and standing up to the man he admires. Nick doesn’t want to lose Gatsby’s friendship, and so it would be pretty difficult for him to refuse.
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Anonymous answered
Because he knows that Gatsby still loves her, plus Jordan tells him about the romance they shared 5 years ago.

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