Character: Daisy Buchanan
Daisy's American Dream
The theme is troubled love, the author is teaching that honest true love is you sticking by your partners side even when they are gone. Gatsby and Daisy, Tom and Myrtle, Tom and Daisy, and Nick and Jordan Baker. Daisy married Tom because she wanted to get past Gatsby because he left for war and she couldn't wait for him any longer. Daisy is conflicted because she loves Gatsby and Tom but can't decide what to do.
Page 92 and 93 Nick, Gatsby and Daisy are at Nick's house and how Gatsby is embarrassed and said that having Nick invite Daisy over was a mistake, but he is actually just nervous to see her again.
On page 98 it talks about how Gatsby was talking about the green light at the dock then Daisy slips her arm through his and he thinks that it is such a silly light because he tied it to her somehow and realized that it actually isn't significant at all to her.
On page 117 it talks about Gatsby thinking about a time when he and Daisy kissed and how he was done for because he loved her kiss and now he couldn't because she was married but still wanting him.
"I love you now- isn't that enough? I can't help what's past." She began to sob helplessly. "I did love him once- but I loved you too." page 140 from Daisy.
"Yes," he said after a moment, "but of course I'll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive- and this woman rushed out at us just as we were passing a car coming the other way. It all happened in a minute but it seemed to me that she wanted to speak to us, thought we were somebody she knew. Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and then she lost her nerve and turned back. The second my hand reached the wheel I felt the shock- it must have killed her instantly." Page 151 from Gatsby.