What was Nick's relationship with Jordan in "The Great Gatsby"?

What was Nick's relationship with Jordan in "The Great Gatsby"?

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Nick's relationship with Jordan is complicated and fraught with tension. They end up dating for much of the novel, but Nick brings their relationship to an end following Jordan's callous treatment of Myrtle's death.


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Nick finds himself attracted to Jordan's lean, hard, androgynous golfer's body as well as her cool, self-possessed manner. They have much in common: first, they are both from the same social class. Second, Jordan is Daisy's childhood friend and Nick is Daisy's cousin; they are both connected to the Buchanans. Both also get entangled with Gatsby, acting as intermediaries for the meeting Gatsby is anxious to set up with Daisy at Nick's house. It seems almost inevitable that they would "fall in" together to make a foursome with Tom and Daisy.

At moments Nick seems to be falling in love with Jordan, but he has a prior entanglement with a girl back home, one mentioned incessantly by Daisy when he first comes to dinner at the Buchanan house. Further, at the same moment he is accusing...

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