Examples Of Denial In The Great Gatsby

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One way to cope with problems is to simply deny there is a problem in the first place. For example, Gatsby was impatient to Daisy when they decided to tell Tom about the affair. On the day that Daisy, Gatsby, Nick, Jordan, and Tom met up for lunch, Gatsby and Daisy agreed that she was supposed to tell Tom that she never loved him and that she was in love with Gatsby. Although, it was not true that Daisy never loved Tom. Gatsby simply wanted her to confess this to Tom because Gatsby was in denial that she could ever love anyone except for him. Gatsby asked too much of Daisy, and she could not tell Tom she never loved him. As a result, Gatsby tells Tom himself, “Your wife doesn’t love you…She’s never loved you. She loves me.” This causes Daisy
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