Therefore, one can assume that if Tom wasn’t designed to be such a ‘brute of a man’ Daisy may find the strong will to tell him her true feelings about Gatsby. The second way he ruins Gatsby’s chances is by ultimately causing the death of Gatsby himself, this because he decides to tell George that Gatsby had driven the car that hit Myrtle, even though Tom has no real involvement in the situation already, he claims his motives for doing so are because he ‘had it coming to him’ suggesting that because Gatsby had threatened his place with Daisy and effectively his masculinity he deserved
However, her treatment of him helps him to grow as a person and learn from her rejection. This situation is similar to the novel The Great Gatsby because of the relationship between Tom and Gatsby as they fight for Daisy. In this novel, Tom is married to Daisy and they live a happy life full of luxuries together until Gatsby arrives and shakes everything up. Gatsby is Daisy’s ex-partner in which she still loves him very much. When Gatsby arrives and attempts to take Daisy away from Tom [AdvSC], he impedes on Gatsby’s fantasy causing for their to be drama between them.
In the climax Gatsby and Tom argues over who Daisy truly loves and who she will end up with as both characters regret the way she’s been treated and ultimately ruin Daisy and Gatsby relationship. Gatsby states in this harsh argument, “Daisy is leaving you,” (133). This expresses how hostile the usually calm and proper Gatsby can be due to how much he regrets having already lost Daisy once. Daisy then tells Gatsby with obvious reluctance, “I never loved him,” (132). She tells this as she is forced and almost scared of Gatsby.
Throughout the story Daisy has been lying about who she loved when she knew that she was still in love with “ Great Gatsby” and that showed when daisy read that letter, she was hysterically crying, it showed that she still cared but she didn't want to put herself out there. She could've fooled everyone with her love lies but she sure couldn't fool “ Great Gatsby”. Tom fell for all these lies, makes Daisy and Gatsby deceitful. This novel is full of love, lies and deceit.
Tom pressures Nick to stay and drink with him and Nick has only been “drunk twice in my life and the second time was that afternoon” (pg. 33) at the hotel party; where Tom has an affair with Myrtle. He has no moral concern about his own affair with Myrtle, but still “broke her nose with his open hand” (pg.41) when she says Daisy’s name. on the other hand, he begins to suspect Daisy and Gatsby of having an affair as well, Tom becomes outraged and enforces to meet Gatsby himself. Tom is a static character, meaning he does not have any moral or physical change in The Great Gatsby. He is still arrogant and selfish but his depravity is shown even more at the end of the novel when he finally gets everything he wants as
Gatsby is now relying on Daisy that she will reject Tom’s love and ultimately end up with him. Another aspect of his impulsiveness is Gatsby's willingness to do anything in life to please Daisy. He will be very hypercritical to make sure there are no faults when it comes to pleasing Daisy. He asks Daisy, “Do you like it?”(Fitzgerald 90). Gatsby always wants to gain Daisy’s approval; moreover, influencing Daisy with all the
“‘Even that’s a lie,’ said Tom savagely. She didn’t know you were alive. Why- there’re things between Daisy and me that you’ll never know, things that neither of us can ever forget.” (Fitzgerald 132). Even when Tom knows that Daisy is cheating on him with Jay Gatsby, he contends his marriage and fights for her.
Tom, Daisy’s immensely rich husband, gets into an argument with Gatsby that helps reveal to Gatsby that he has been perpetuating a juvenile delusion by blindly pursuing Daisy. In the middle of the heated conversation Daisy admits, “‘Even alone I can’t say I never loved Tom’”(Fitzgerald 133). At this point in the The Great Gatsby, the futility of Gatsby’s dreams becomes blatantly apparent. Gatsby has always considered Daisy as worthy of his endless devotion and chooses to see past her flaws. Over time Gatsby’s dream becomes more about the idea of Daisy and being in love rather than Daisy as she actually is.
Upon relocating to New York, he rents a house next door to the mansion of an eccentric millionaire, Jay Gatsby who throws extravagant and lavish parties every Saturday night. Nick lives on an island across from where his rich friend Tom and cousin Daisy live. Tom is having an affair with a middle-class woman named Myrtle Wilson. Unfortunately everyone knows about Tom and Myrtle’s affair except for Daisy and Myrtle’s husband. Nick eventually becomes friends with Gatsby and discovers that Gatsby is in love with Nick’s cousin, Daisy.
Daisy remembers the good times that she and Gatsby shared. While she remembers that, she also thinks about how she and Tom are going through some rough patches at the moment. “... she, like Gatsby, cultivated fond memories of a dream lover” (Fryer 51). Both of them forget that they haven’t seen each other in five years, and people change in that amount of time. Gatsby thinks he knows Daisy, but after that amount of time, she was different.
Daisy “wanted her life shaped now, immediately-and the decision must be made by some force-of love, of money, or unquestionable practicality-that was close at hand” (151). Tom provides security when it came to money and he fit the status quo. Daisy is more concerned about her social status than love. She would rather be high end and classy instead of waiting for someone she loves. Eventually Daisy and Gatsby reunite, but this relationship does not last.
Once Daisy begins to see Gatsby on a regular basis, Gatsby begins to encourage Daisy to leave Tom and create a life with him. In the novel, Nick observes, “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you." After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house—just as if it were five years ago.” Gatsby believes he can provide Daisy with a lavish and happy life that her unfaithful husband could never give
Nick and Gatsby worried that if Tom finds out Daisy was driving the car that killed Myrtle, Tom’s mistress, he is going to do something to her, “Suppose Tom found out that Daisy had been driving. He might think he saw a connection in it, he might think anything.”(80). However, when they went to spy on tom and daisy they did not find her being interrogated by him, rather they witnessed the following, “They weren 't happy, and neither of them had touched the chicken or the ale, and yet they weren 't unhappy either. There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together.”(81). One can assume that they had been talking seriously about something, planning something.
In the present time, Daisy is moved on and married, with a child in a beautiful grand home. Her relationship with Tom can be speculated to be based on her wanting to gain his finances or that he can support her like no one else can. Daisy portrays an idealistic vision of herself, and , throughout the story, shows a selfish and narcissistic persona at times. Daisy and Gatsby