What is the significance of Jordan's comment 'Daisy has an amorous tinge'?

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Jordan Baker's statement was intended to suggest that Daisy sometimes  'loved' for the sake of love and therefore shouldn't be taken too serious. Jordan is incapable of understanding the value of love because it can't be bought. In some way her 'amorous tinge' remark reveals an underlying envy, although she would never admit to that.  Jordan's statement also fosters the shallowness and materialistic nature of her character. It is true that Daisy is guilty of the same corrupted character traits as Jordan, however in Daisy the reader is able to see and feel the materialism and shallowness as it possesses her. In that way Fitzgerald has increased the irony behind Jordan's statement.

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