He acts as if he is a father and is entitled to tell others how they should act. Tom only thinks about himself and how his wealth allows him to feel superior to those around him. Gatsby is a mysterious man who is blindly in love with Daisy. The only thing he cares about is for Daisy to come to him. He spent the past 5 years making money to show that he worthy of her and that he can be a wealthy man as well.
Daisy is a narcissistic person that constantly starts problems and getting in trouble even with Gatsby who risk everything for her and will die for her so she can be pleased. She keeps Gatsby around because he can do her dirty work. She said she loves Gatsby but in reality she never did. Daisy just wanted someone to have fun with that spoils her rather than her very own husband, Tom. “As soon as she finds out that Gatsby may be making his wealth in backroom, bootlegging ways, she’s done with the whole flirtation.” (Baker.Katie) In other words, Baker believes that Daisy was just using Gatsby all along.
Tom explains everything about Gatsby, Daisy finds out that Gatsby is not who he claims to be. He gets his money through smuggling. Then, Daisy changes her mind to leave Tom for him. She wants to go back their home. Tom carelessly tells Daisy to go home with Gatsby, because he knows Gatsby is not important for her anymore.
She grew up in a very wealthy home. Her father was a military officer. One day Daisy meet a young man by the name of Jay Gatsby, and they fell in love. Gatsby was then sent to Germany to fight in the war. All the while, Daisy waited on him.
Daisy maintained a very reputable image in front of the society; she did not drink but remains a social butterfly. It is true that Daisy loved Gatsby but leaving Tom for him would be a step down from her social status. When Daisy realized that Gatsby was a man that lived by criminal activity, it was his way to manipulate people. It frightened Daisy; it changed the way how Daisy looked at Gatsby and her feelings towards him. “I never loved [Tom],’ she said, with perceptible reluctance,” (p249.)
Daisy also kissed and even went as far to tell Gatsby she lived him in Tom’s house and far worse, in front of Tom. “She had told him that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw. He was astounded” (Fitzgerald 119). Not only does Daisy cheat on Tom, yet she also like her husband she does not care too much if her spouse willingly knows. Daisy’s interactions of adultery are undoubtedly immoral, yet they also leave a lasting impact upon the people she has hurt.
Tom gives Daisy more of a foundation of a certain lifestyle than Gatsby, however, Tom doesn’t give Daisy the attention she wants, henceforth she looks for it in Gatsby and has him believing that she genuinely loves him. “[Gatsby] put his hands in the coat pockets and turned back eagerly to the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil. So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight-watching over nothing” (Fitzgerald 153). It confirms that Gatsby will never truly get Daisy; she will never leave Tom for him. Since, Gatsby is blind to the fact that she does not love him the way he loves her, he believes that Daisy will leave Tom for him.
Daisy lost her chance for a happy life and she realizes this when Jay overwhelms her with his expensive, elegant shirts. All the charisma that Gatsby puts on display to impress daisy is an illusion to get her to leave tom, however when daisy discovers the reality of Gatsby’s past and his bootlegging crimes, she
Tom and Daisy’s attachment of high social status and wealth kept their marriage. Daisy was a shallow and greedy woman who would stay with men simply for luxury and entertainment. She loved no one but herself. They are the same type of people — old money and self-centered. Meanwhile, Gatsby’s obsession of reaching his “American Dream” blinded his eyes and made him thinks that he was in love with Daisy.
Perhaps I made a mistake with Gatsby and Daisy. She's all he ever thought or talked about. His obsession was becoming quite more obvious and I always feared that the outcome would not be great. Daisy was always too busy liking the attention and crying over designer shirts to realize that she and Gatsby were in danger. Instead she let the affair go too far and it cost the life of Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson.