How Does Daisy Change In The Great Gatsby

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Devotion and Misconstructions Love is complicated, messy, and often difficult to understand. Jay Gatsby did love Daisy Buchanan, but never for who she actually was. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, during various periods of their lives Gatsby’s love for Daisy was never true. Not the whirlwind romance in the first month they knew each other, not in the years they were apart when everything Gatsby did was for Daisy, and not when they found each other again when Gatsby was stuck in the past. In The Great Gatsby the month of romance between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Fay changed both of their lives forever. Gatsby first heard of Daisy when he was stationed at Camp Taylor in Daisy’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. “She was the first “nice” …show more content…

Despite that, Daisy was under the impression that Gatsby was rich and would be able to give her a life full of wealth “...for her had certainly taken her under false pretenses…he had deliberately given Daisy a sense of security; he let her believe …show more content…

Gatsby and Daisy reunited at the home of Nick Carraway, who was Gatsby’s neighbor, Daisy’s cousin, and the narrator of The Great Gatsby. Their initial reunion was awkward but then Nick left them to talk alone for a time and when he returned the mood had greatly improved. “Gatsby got himself into a shadow and while Daisy and I talked looked conscientiously from one to the other of us with tense unhappy eyes. However, as calmness wasn't an end in itself I made an excuse at the first possible moment and got to my feet. “Where are you going?” demanded Gatsby in immediate alarm. “I'll be back” (87). “I went in…and every vestige of embarrassment was gone. Daisy's face was smeared with tears… there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room” (89). Gatsby thought the Daisy that had returned to him was the same as the one he left all those years ago. Gatsby then suggested they go over to his mansion so he could show Daisy around. The three of them wandered around Gatsby's enormous mansion and eventually got to Gatsby’s room where he showed Daisy his large collection of lavish shirts. Daisy started crying when she saw them because “They’re such beautiful shirts,”

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