Daisy's Love Triangles In The Great Gatsby

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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Fitzgerald 189). Nick Carraway moves to New York in a search for opportunity and lands a spot in west egg next door to jay Gatsby. Nicks cousin Daisy lives in East egg with her husband tom Buchanan. Daisy’s best friend Jordan Baker falls in love with Nick and spills some news about Tom’s side lover Myrtle. The love triangles continue and stories unfold throughout the novel about Gatsby’s former life. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is not a great man because of his illegal past, the lies he tells and his love affair with Daisey. Jay Gatsby was originally from a poor family in North Dakota. He despised his poverty and had a desire to become wealthy and sophisticated. Gatsby was not proud of his past and did not…show more content…
This person was his first lover Daisy. Gatsby and Daisy had a connection to each other before Gatsby left for the military. Along came Tom who tied the knot on Daisy. This left Gatsby heartbroken and everything he did in his life later on was to impress Daisy and hope she showed up to one of his extravagant parties. Everything in his house he looked at through Daisy; “he hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes” (Fitzgerald 5.112). Gatsby looks at daisy as if she is a perfect cut diamond. In fact, he doesn’t even care that she is now married; he just wants his love to be back with him and only him. Gatsby goes as far to try and cut Tom out of the picture. After many affairs together, Jay and Daisy’s love for each other cannot go unnoticed, even to Daisy’s husband, Tom. The not so Great Gatsby made it clear to Daisy that the only way to really love each other was if she admitted that Tom was not a part of her past, but she just could not say the words he was looking
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