What is Jordans attitude toward Daisy's past in The Great Gatsby? (Chapter 4)

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As per her usual attitude, Jordan is somewhat indifferent regarding the story she tells Nick about Daisy's past. She does support the idea of getting Daisy and Gatsby back together, saying "Daisy ought to have something in her life", but she does not offer much more opinion on the matter. 

The story she tells offers a broad outline of how Daisy once dated Gatsby but then married Tom, timorously and not without hesitation. Jordan recounts the rather shameful, drunken spectacle that Daisy made of herself in the privacy of her bedroom/dressing room before going to walk down the aisle. 

These details are not accompanied by any editorial comments from Jordan. They are delivered in a matter-of-fact way and Daisy's story ends up appearing like a compromise of significant proportions. She is reluctantly married yet comes to love her husband, then a scandal emerges proving that he cheats on her just before she has a child. 



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