Cite three quotes that show Daisy's heartlessness in "The Great Gatsby."3 quotations written out, please?

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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Here are a few quotes from Daisy which might indicate "heartlessness," but in my opinion she isn't as heartless as she is careless.  There is a difference.  She doesn't know how to "feel" or put herself in others' shoes because she's never had to before.  The way she lives her life is the only way she has known--born with money, living with money, always had money.  That's who she is.

"I suppose she talks and --eats, and everything."  Daisy talking to Jay about her daughter, Pammy.  This quote indicates more of a disinterest or disconnectedness from being a mother.

"What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon?" cried Daisy, "and the day after that, and the next thirty years?"   She is complaining about the heat, and the boredom, and hinting at her unhappiness in her own marriage but her powerlessness to do anything about it.

"Ah,' she cried, "you look so cool.  You resemble the advertisement of the man," she went on innocently.  Daisy says this to Gatsby in front of Tom, knowing that Tom would be jealous and angry that Daisy is implying that Tom does NOT look cool or like the advertisement.  She is purposefully pitting them against one another.

 

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