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In Chapter 7, what are the differences of reactions of Nick and Gatsby to Daisy's voice?

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Posted January 18, 2008 at 4:23 AM via web

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In Chapter 7, what are the differences of reactions of Nick and Gatsby to Daisy's voice?

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cybil | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted January 18, 2008 at 4:50 AM (Answer #1)

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Nick declares that Daisy has "an indiscreet voice" while Gatsby says it's "full of money."  Nick's description conveys his perception of Daisy as a woman who is not careful about what her voice (rather than her words) expresses. His comment suggests that she may be revealing her relationship with Gatsby; earlier Daisy said to Jay, "'You always look so cool,'" and Nick tells us "she had told him that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw." Gatsby himself, on the other hand, reinforces our interpretation of his attraction to Daisy based on her wealth. He has sought her relentlessly because she has a charming voice with the "jingle" of money; she is, as Fitzgerald describes her, "the golden girl."

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