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Daisy is shown to be very alluring to the other characters. In the scene in which she is first introduced, she laughs "an absurd, charming little laugh, and I [Nick] laughed too." In this instance, Daisy is depicted as someone with an infectious charm, as evidenced by Nick's inclination to laugh with her despite the lack of dialogue between the two characters. Daisy's charms prove to be very alluring, for she is loved both by Gatsby and her husband, Tom Buchanan. While Tom did partake in an extramarital affair, he is shown to care for Daisy by his efforts to keep her away from Gatsby. And in Gatsby's case, the elaborate and expensive parties that he hosts are eventually explained to have been concocted solely for the purpose of coming into contact with Daisy after having been estranged for a number of years. Gatsby's rabid and enduring devotion to Daisy establishes her as a prize of sorts—a prize over which both Tom and Gatsby both compete throughout the novel. 

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