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The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Summary

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers
Why does Tom insist on switching cars with Gatsby when they go to the city?

The group decides to go to the city shortly after Daisy “told [Gatsby] that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw.” Wanting to belittle Gatsby, Tom insists that he take Gatsby’s car while Gatsby takes his car, knowing that the suggestion would be “distasteful to Gatsby.” Tom also expects Daisy to ride with him, thereby proving to Gatsby that she would choose him, her husband, over Gatsby. However, Daisy chooses to ride with Gatsby, and Nick and Jordan ride with Tom, setting off the night’s tragic events.