Examples Of Daisy's Love In The Great Gatsby

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In "F. Scott Fitzgerald 's" the Great Gatsby, there are many situations where we as the reader can see evidence of how Daisy 's love seems to be bought by Mr. Gatsby. After Gatsby and Daisy lost touch, Gatsby tried everything he could during that time period to try and gain her attention and pull her away from Tom. He throws lavish parties on the daily, lives in a mansion directly across from her house, and has made sure he has the best of everything money can buy. We as the reader truly get to see the effects of Gatsby 's plans in chapter six when Daisy and Gatsby finally reunite. There 's one question we must propose to ourselves while reading. Have Gatsby 's extensive displays of wealth clouded Daisy 's love for him, or does Daisy truly love him and not just his…show more content…
One of the first examples we see of Gatsby 's attempts to buy Daisy 's love is when he and Nick are discussing Daisy 's unknown run in with Gatsby. Gatsby is more concerned with the appearance of Nick 's house and his personal earnings than what he might even say to Daisy when she arrives. Nick goes out and buys some simple flowers and pastries, but Gatsby sends over the whole nine yards almost as if to mask Nick 's mediocrity compared to Gatsby 's massive house and wealth. In chapter six, a paragraph describes to what extent Gatsby goes to ensure the appearance of himself and Nick 's place are suitable. It says, "The flowers were unnecessary, for at two o 'clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby 's, with innumerable receptacles to contain it. An hour later the front door opened nervously and Gatsby in a white flannel suit, silver shirt and gold colored tie hurried in." Whether Gatsby does all this out of pure nervousness, or he 's genuinely trying to win Daisy over through wealth we won 't know for sure.

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