Gatsby Daisy Rejection

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Gatsby creates an illusion of Daisy over a five year period after facing her rejection. Gatsby views Daisy as a symbol of his rise to the top. Daisy initially rejects Gatsby due to his lack of money and their different social positions. He then “invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent.” This invention also makes it impossible for Daisy to fully know him, and consequently unable to love him. When Gatsby finally meets Daisy after nearly five years, he claims “Her voice is full of money.” Gatsby loves that to him she embodies this amazing rise from poverty and wants to attain her, as she first got away due to it. He sees Daisy as a perfect being and is surprised when she is not. Gatsby has “an …show more content…

The marriage between Daisy and Tom started off with Tom cheating on their honeymoon. This endless act pattern never ceases. While Tom does claim that “[o]nce in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time,” Daisy snapily replies “you 're revolting.” Even at the beginning of the book, Daisy refers to Tom as “a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen.” She married him because of his status and the “pomp and circumstance” he brought. Tom also has a significant relationship with another woman, Myrtle. This illicit relationship is quickly shown to be shallow as after Myrtle brought up Daisy, “making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.” He also only thinks of himself after Myrtle is fatally killed, trying to figure out the best way to protect himself, and particularly distraught about her death. Nick and Jordan also harbor minor romantic feelings. Nick clearly states “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.“ Jordan returns the sentiment after Nick breaks up with her. She says, “I don’t give a damn about you now” but that it was the experience of rejection that left her feeling “a little dizzy for a while.”
Nick is the only one who fully understands Gatsby and so is the only one who can really love him. Gatsby fully reinvented himself, even

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