In Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby, how is Daisy presented?

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When the audience first meets Daisy, she is wearing a white dress and relaxing carelessly on a couch alongside Jordan Baker. Daisy displays her natural grace when she greets Nick and he comments on her attractive appearance and unforgettable voice. Nick comments on Daisy's stimulating voice by saying,

"It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again. Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth—but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget..." (Fitzgerald, 12).

Daisy proceeds to carry on a light, playful conversation with Nick, where she is depicted as sarcastic, witty, and carefree. When Tom enters the conversation, it becomes clear that she does not share the same prejudiced ideas as him but allows Tom to amuse himself with his outrageous theories. She sarcastically comments to Nick that Tom is becoming...

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