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What is significant in Jordan's remark that Daisy's voice has an amorous tinge?Chapter 5

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himynameisann... | Student, Grade 11

Posted March 9, 2009 at 8:24 AM via web

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What is significant in Jordan's remark that Daisy's voice has an amorous tinge?

Chapter 5

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afi80fl | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted March 9, 2009 at 9:29 AM (Answer #1)

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This is significant because Jordan is beginning to suspect that Daisy has developed feelings for Gatsby yet again.  As Daisy is married to Tom, this makes for a sticky situation, as it would be an ill-approved extra-marital affair.  However, as Tom is busy cheating on Daisy with Myrtle, a woman from the poor side of town, the reader is less judgemental at this point. 

Jordan is also less judgemental, as she is Daisy's closest friend.  She also has a side of her that is open to cheating, just as she moved the ball to a more advantageous position during a golfing game.  Jordan is also not likely to tell anyone, as she feels sympathy for Daisy's plight.  It also gives Gatsby hope that there may be something to his reunion with her beyond just a friendly meeting to remember old times.

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