How the author describes the relationship between Daisy and Gatsby?
“While we admired he brought more and the soft, rich heap mounted higher-shirts with stripes and scrolls and plaids in coral and apple-green and lavender and faint orange, with monograms of Indian blue.”
Gatsby takes Daisy into his room to show off the almost infinite amount of shirts he owns. Fitzgerald uses a lits to describe the variety of shirts that are thrown at Daisy. The repetition of “and” exaggerates the never-ending amount. As the list progresses, more colors, styles, and patterns are introduced. Daisy is very overwhelmed by Gatsby’s house and begins to cry. This is important as it shows the reader that although the Buchannans are extremely rich, Gatsby has shown off everything he has to offer to Daisy. She appears to be confused about her feelings towards Gatsby, however, is also amazed by his materialistic lifestyle. This supports Daisy’s feelings as she creates a link between love and money suggesting that money can buy happiness. This emphasizes the desolation of life of the upper-class in the 1920’s.
Gatsby clearly underestimates Daisy’s love for Tom as he believes she wants to spend the rest of her life with him. However, this is not the case as Daisy returns to East Egg to hide away from a serious situation. When Daisy is driving home from the town accompanied by Gatsby, she accidentally runs over Myrtle, Tom’s secret lover. Gatsby takes all the blame and reveals that he was the one driving. Although this isn’t true, Gatsby doesn’t want Daisy to take the responsibility. Daisy immediately believes that she can escape the whole situation by using her wealth and return to East Egg without punishment.