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Gatsby And Daisy Relationship

As revealed by Jordan, what was Gatsby's original relationship with Daisy in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald?

When she was eighteen, Daisy had a brief relationship with Gatsby before he left to fight in the war. It is unclear how serious their relationship was, but it appears to have been romantic and passionate. Daisy's family did not allow her to go say goodbye to Gatsby when he finally left, so she stopped talking to her family for two weeks. Daisy became engaged twice and married Tom Buchanan in Gatsby's absence.

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Jay and Daisy originally had a romantic relationship when he was a young soldier, until he left for war, leaving her devastated. The two were very much in love, and Jordan noted that Jay “looked at Daisy ... in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at sometime.”

Gatsby tells Nick that he had been surprised to discover he loved Daisy and that she loved him. He had pretended to have money and was tempted to tell her the truth, but he didn’t. Instead, he rationalized that it was acceptable to tell her about the great things he planned to do instead of telling her the truth about himself.

The two spent a month together before he was called away to war. They spent their last day holding each other, as if this closeness would carry them through the separation that was ahead of them. “They had never been closer.”

Daisy eventually married Tom , but not before breaking down after receiving a letter, presumably from Gatsby. Jordan reports that the night before the wedding, Daisy was...

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Jordon revealed that Gatsby and Daisy were originally lovers. However, Daisy could not marry Gatsby because he had no money and she did. Gatsby goes off to the war and dedicates his life to earning money and becoming wealthy so that he could marry Daisy. However, Daisy had already married Tom by then.