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What was Daisy's state of mind right before her wedding?

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What we know of Daisy's state of mind right before her wedding is something we learn from Jordan Baker, who relates her story to the narrator, Nick, in Chapter IV. We must remember that while Nick seems to be a fairly reliable narrator, Jordan Baker is shown to us as an "incurably dishonest" (63) woman according to Nick.  It is difficult to know how truthful her account of the scene before the wedding really is. 

According to Jordan, Daisy gets "as drunk as a monkey" (81) the night before her wedding to Tom Buchanan , shortly before the bridal dinner.  This is the first time in her life she has ever had a drink, so it seems likely she could really could be that inebriated.  She is holding onto a...

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