Daisy's Shirts In The Great Gatsby

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“’They’re such beautiful shirts,’ she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. ‘It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such – such beautiful shirts before.’” (The Great Gatsby, 87) Here we get a small glimpse at the Daisy’s true emotions; she’s sad, however, she uses the “beautiful shirts” as a diversion to hide that what she’s really sad about is not shirts, but she’s sad because she realizes she’s missed the experience and life she could’ve had with Gatsby. Gatsby throwing the shirts above her just keep mounting higher and higher on the table below, just like her feelings have for him, all of these emotions were piling up and mounting higher and are not all falling on her just the way Gatsby’s shirts were. Daisy didn’t just cry, she …show more content…

Daisy is so distraught that Gatsby isn’t there for her when she needs him that she had decided to marry Tom. When she received Gatsby’s letter, Tom was nowhere in her mind and she wanted to give the pearls back to “whoever they belong[ed] to” (74). The letter was all she had left to hold on to in order to hold onto her love for Gatsby because he wasn’t physically there. After her bath, Jordan and the maid get her under control and the “next day at five o’clock she married Tom Buchanan without so much as a shiver” (74). Daisy is forced to drown her pain down the drain and to go forward with marrying Tom because she knows that Gatsby can’t provide for her the way she needs. The last scene where we get a look at Daisy is in the Plaza Hotel scene where Tom and Gatsby fight over their love for her. Tom starts the argument by saying Gatsby is “causing a row” in his house. Daisy protests against that by saying that Tom is “causing a row “and that he needs “a little self control” (115). After going back and forth, Gatsby finally tells Tom that Daisy never loved him. Soon after this Tom admits to his “sprees” but Daisy responds instead of

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