In the first chapter of the novel, Nick visits his second cousin, Daisy Buchanan, where he reunites with her arrogant, unscrupulous husband, Tom. Tom Buchanan is portrayed as a pompous, ignorant man, who is domineering and proud. During dinner, the phone rings and the butler requests Tom's presence in the house. Shortly after Tom leaves, Daisy also excuses herself and follows him into the home. Outside, Jordan Baker exchanges a short glance with Nick and attempts to eavesdrop on their conversation. When Nick brings up Gatsby, Jordan immediately silences him and proceeds to tell him,
Tom’s got some woman in New York (18).
Nick is confused by Jordan's comment, and she proceeds to criticize Tom's mistress for calling in the middle of dinner. Tom and Daisy then return to the table and attempt to carry on a casual conversation before the phone rings for the second time. The awkwardness of the situation causes their entire conversation to pause and completely ruins the rest of the evening. Nick...
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