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There are a number of reasons. First of all, Tom may be a violent, cheating, racist neanderthal, but he does at least offer Daisy a sense of long-term security, which is very important to her. Blood and belonging are also very important to Daisy, and for all her husband's numerous transgressions, he does at least provide her with the kind of social acceptability that she craves, and that's not something that Jay can ever give her. For no matter how much wealth he has, or how many pretty designer shirts he owns, Gatsby will always be a parvenu, an arriviste, someone without good pedigree. Not to put too fine a point on it, Daisy's a bit of...

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