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Did Daisy Ever Love Gatsby? By Rachel Rogge
Rachel Roggeon 26 September 2013
Transcript of Did Daisy Ever Love Gatsby? By Rachel Rogge
By Rachel Rogge
"She was just eighteen, two years older than me, and by far the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville." (74).
At eighteen Daisy had risen to the top of her social group. Strange that she is now in control of not only her life but influences her peers heavily...
"They were so engrossed in each other that she didn't see me until I was five feet away." (74).
"She asked if I was going to the Red Cross to make bandages. I was." (75).
Daisy and Jordan thinking of people other than themselves
"-how her mother had found her packing her bag one winter night to go to New York and say good-by to a soldier who was going overseas. She was effectually prevented," (75).
"She was the first 'nice' girl he had ever known." (148).
"But what gave it an air of breathless intensity was that Daisy lived there- it was as casual at thing to her as his tent out at camp as to him," (148).
"She loved me too," (150).
"They had never been closer in their month of love." (150).
"There was a quality of despair in Daisy's letters... She was feeling the pressure of the world outside, and she wanted to see him and feel his presence beside her and be reassured that she was doing the right thing after all." (151).
"For Daisy was young and her artificial world was redolent of orchids and pleasant, cheerful snobbery..." (151).
"By the next autumn she was gay, gay as ever. She had a debut after the Armistice, and in February she was presumably engaged to a man from New Orleans. In June she married Tom Buchanan of Chicago," (75).
"'Gatsby?' Daisy demanded, 'What Gatsby?'" (11).
"Well I've had a very bad time, Nick, and I'm pretty cynical about everything." (16).
"Daisy's face was smeared with tears... But there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed," (89).
"It makes me sad because I've never seen such beautiful shirts before." (92).
"Daisy's voice was playing murmurous tricks in her throat," (104).
When Daisy was with Tom and Gatsby for the first time
"'And she doesn't understand,' he said, 'She used to be able to understand." (109).
Even Gatsby, who is typically cannot accept defeat willingly admits that things are not the same with Daisy; he admits that Daisy has changed.
"'Her voice is filled with money,' Tom said." (120).
"'I never loved him,' she said with
"'I am, though,' she said with
When Gatsby forced Daisy to tell Tom she was leaving him
"But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself," (134).
"'Was Daisy driving?' 'Yes, but of course I'll say I was." (143).
"Anyhow- Daisy stepped on it. I tried to make her stop," (144).
"Through this twilight universe Daisy began to move again with the season." (151).
"I was sure there'd be a wire from Daisy that afternoon." (165).
But there never was
"The minister glanced several times at his watch, so I took him aside and asked him to wait for half an hour. But it wasn't any use. Nobody came." (174).
In the beginning of Daisy and Gatsby's relationship, Daisy was a young yet impressionable girl. When Gatsby went to war, he left her for others to influence and so they did. By the time Daisy and Gatsby's relationship could work in regards to time, Daisy had already changed too much; over the course of five years with Tom, Daisy became more materialistic, shallow and superficial. When Gatsby returned into her life, she appreciated and loved the things he possessed, his power and his burning affection for her, but didn't appreciate and love him for who he was. Tom and the fast lifestyle she had lived had made her incapable of appreciating emotional characteristics about anyone. Daisy loved Gatsby when she was young and still had potential but when he went to war she grew into an egotistical, one dimensional person, thinking it is easier to live life without caring rather then in pain
Said Jordan when describing her first encounter with Gatsby and Daisy together