To this point in the novel, most of what we’ve been told about Gatsby comes from other sources; that is about to change. While another character, Meyer Wolfsheim, “…the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919…” is introduced to add another layer to Gatsby’s identity as supplied by others, Gatsby shares details directly with Nick. These are equally as unreliable as those glimpses offered by others.
The narrator is asked to take part in what becomes the turning point in The Great Gatsby. Jordan acts as emissary for Jay Gatsby as she convinces Nick to arrange for a meeting between his cousin Daisy and Gatsby who we learn have a past, one very similar to the real life beginning of F. Scott and Zelda.
Chapter 5, the mid-point of the book, sets up the rest of the novel as we’ll discover in Tuesday night’s discussion.