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In The Great Gatsby, what does Gatsby tell Nick about his early relationship with Daisy? Why did he tell him? chapter 8

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Jay tells Nick that Daisy was the first girl he knew who wasn't one of loose or questionable morals.  The girls and women Gatsby had known were ones who were easy for him to get and easy for him to just as quickly discard.  He didn't intend to fall in love with Daisy, but it happened and Gatsby found himself committed to her absolutely and for everafter.  In all his previous relationships, it was Gatsby who made the moves and the decisions.  He was in charge of the affair.  With Daisy, he soon found that he was not in charge. Daisy was...

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