Summary of Chapter 6
In chapter 6 rumors continue to circulate about Gatsby to the point that a reporter even shows up at Gatsby’s door. Nick speaks about the truth of Gatsby’s past including his childhood, real name, and the true history of what led him to dedicating his life to becoming wealthy. After several weeks without seeing Gatsby, Nick decides to visit Gatsby, he is surprised to find Tom Buchanan along with Mrs. and Mr. Sloan there. Here Tom expresses his contempt for Gatsby and his way of life. Soon after Daisy and Tom attend one of Gatsby infamous parties. Though Gatsby spends a fair part of the night with Daisy, Gatsby senses that she is not enjoying herself and later tells Nick that he feels that Daisy doesn’t understand him any longer. The chapter ends with a window into Daisy and Gatsby prior relationship and Gatsby’s determination to make Daisy see his point of view.