Why Does Gatsby Love Daisy

In The Great Gatsby, why does Gatsby love Daisy? Is she the person he believes she is? Be specific- Give examples. 

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Gatsby had always been impressionable, even as Gatz, an idealist, and one who was inclined to romanticize things to their fullest. That said, being so idealistic and with the tendency to romanticize things and people, Gatsby's love for Daisy began as typical young love usually does, but Gatsby increased that love with his own romanticizing. 

In addition to the way Gatsby aggrandized his love for Daisy, he also conflated ideas like wealth and success with her. When he first started meeting her, he was of course taken in by her beauty, but also by her wealth. 

He went to her house, at first with other officers from Camp Taylor, then alone. It amazed him—he had never been in such a beautiful house...

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Gatsby "loves" Daisy because he is stuck in the past when their relationship worked out. "Can't change the past? Why, of course you can!" That quote basically summarizes why Gatsby thinks he loves Daisy. He is so obsessed with the past and the passion they shared that he cannot let it go. 

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