The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 Summary

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Register to read the introduction… Jay demands that she tell everyone that she never actually loved Tom, but Tom wishes for her to show Gatsby that he is the only one she will ever love. While Daisy did love Gatsby before he left for the war, she did not love him enough to wait for him to come back from Oxford, especially if he would not be able to afford her expensive taste. This is why she married Tom, and even loved him enough at one point to tell Gatsby “I did love him once—but I loved you too … Even alone I can’t say I never loved Tom … It wouldn’t be true,” (Fitzgerald, 132). When Daisy arrives at Nick’s for tea and a surprise reunion with Gatsby, both guests act awkwardly until Gatsby’s wealth is revealed to which Daisy responds with “‘that huge place there?’” (Fitzgerald, 90). After journeying through his house, they come to a stop with a large pile of Gatsby’s shirts of different materials and colors from all around the world. She begins to comprehend that Gatsby is much richer than she had left him to be, and “bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily … ‘It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before,’” (Fitzgerald, 92). Looking over the course of the book, it is apparent that Daisy did not love Tom enough to not have an affair with Gatsby, but she did not love Gatsby enough to remain with him until the bitter end. A life with Tom was the easiest way out of her current …show more content…
She enjoys the attention of others, and behaves very selfishly. When she was reunited with Nick, she immediately demanded to know if her friends and family back in Chicago had missed her. Along with craving attention, she tends to look at situations in light of her personal gain and does not take responsibility for her actions. When Daisy whether intentionally or accidentally killed Myrtle Wilson, Daisy and Tom pack their bags and move away. Daisy allowed Gatsby to take the blame for reckless driving and murder, and leaves without saying a word. Even when Gatsby was shot and killed by George Wilson, Nick has no way of contacting them to invite them to his funeral ceremony. They had “gone away early that afternoon, and taken baggage with them,” (Fitzgerald, 164). This is the last we hear of Daisy. Gatsby would have done anything to help Daisy, and she ran away with Tom without ever looking to speak with Gatsby. She remained unaware of all the emotional damage she caused him over the years and at present time. It is possible that Daisy loved Gatsby at one point in time, but she did not love him like he loved her. Gatsby devotes his whole life to impress Daisy because he finds her so

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