What are some quotes that show that Daisy loves Tom in The Great Gatsby?

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Daisy rarely expresses her love for Tom throughout the novel, and the two characters have a tumultuous relationship. Daisy reluctantly married Tom because it was convenient and he came from an affluent family. She truly loved Jay Gatsby at the time of her marriage but was unable to be with...

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Daisy rarely expresses her love for Tom throughout the novel, and the two characters have a tumultuous relationship. Daisy reluctantly married Tom because it was convenient and he came from an affluent family. She truly loved Jay Gatsby at the time of her marriage but was unable to be with him because he was overseas fighting in WWI. Tom Buchanan is portrayed as an immoral man, who takes Daisy for granted and continually cheats on her. She is well aware that her husband has affairs and openly comments on them. Despite their troubled relationship, Daisy admits to loving Tom at least for a period of time in chapter 7. When Jay Gatsby attempts to make Daisy admit that she was never in love with Tom, Daisy says,

"I did love him once but I loved you too." (Fitzgerald, 73)

While Daisy does not elaborate on her love for Tom, she does display that she is content being in a relationship with him. After the heated argument in the city, Gatsby waits outside of Tom's home. When Nick looks into the window, he sees Daisy and Tom sitting across from each other with a look of content on their faces. Essentially, Daisy feels safe with Tom because she values money and security over true love.

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Daisy says that she loves Tom when it matters most to her future with Gastby.

At the very crux of her crisis, Daisy is put upon to declare who she loves. Gatsby demands that she say that she never loved Tom. 

“Oh, you want too much!” she cried to Gatsby. “I love you now—isn't that enough? I can't help what's past.” She began to sob helplessly. “I did love him once—but I loved you too.”

Gastby's plan is to begin anew. To meet this end, he feels that the past must be wiped clean, obliterated; made to have never been. This is, of course, impossible. The impossibility is not merely scientific, however. Daisy cannot bring herself to declare that her marriage to Tom was meaningless. She cannot claim that there was no honesty in it, ever, and that it was a sham or a false show. 

For Daisy, the marriage has to have had some integrity, even if she was unhappy and Tom was unfaithful. Denying this, she will be undoing a significant part of her life. 

Failing this denial is unacceptable to Gatsby. He needs to hear Daisy say that she never loved Tom. When she says that she loves them both, she effectively begins the destruction of Gastby's dream.

After this point, Tom seizes the advantage, the party breaks up, Daisy runs over Myrtle and the novel's main action comes to an end.

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