From Daisy's perspective, what happened after her first meeting with Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby?

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Jordan Baker is the one who tells Nick the story of how Jay Gatsby and Daisy met in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. We believe the story, despite the fact that Jordan is a liar and a cheater, because it sounds perfectly in character for both of them. 

In October of 1917, when Daisy was eighteen and Jordan was sixteen, Daisy met Gatsby. She was a young, rich socialite (always dressed in white) and he was a soldier (dressed in his uniform). Jordan could see that Gatsby was completely in love with Daisy; however, when Daisy tried to go east and say goodbye to Gatsby, her family was not happy and forbade her to go.

Daisy comes home and pouts for a while, but by the next fall (October 1918) she was again acting the rich socialite, though now her friends were a bit older and more mature. By June of 1919, she is preparing to marry Tom Buchanan. This is all pretty straightforward information, and the only real speculation we have to make is whether she stopped loving Gatsby once he left or if she was just spending time with other men in order to forget him. Based on the next thing we learn about Daisy, it seems likely that she did, at least in her own way, love Jay Gatsby.

Jordan was one of Daisy's bridesmaids, and she tells Nick about how she discovered that Daisy probably still loved Gatsby.

I came into her room half an hour before the bridal dinner, and found her lying on her bed as lovely as the June night in her flowered dress-and as drunk as a monkey. she had a bottle of Sauterne in one hand and a letter in the other.

It was frightening moment for Jordan, as she had never seen Daisy this way. She tries to ask Daisy if she is okay, but Daisy is not listening.

"Here, deares'." She groped around in a wastebasket she had with her on the bed and pulled out the string of pearls. "Take 'em down-stairs and give 'em back to whoever they belong to. Tell 'em all Daisy's change' her mine. Say: 'Daisy's change' her mine!' " She began to cry--she cried and cried. I rushed out and found her mother's maid, and we locked the door and got her into a cold bath. She wouldn't let go of the letter. She took it into the tub with her and squeezed it up into a wet ball, and only let me leave it in the soap-dish when she saw that it was coming to pieces like snow.

From this story we gather that the letter was from Gatsby, and Daisy is a mess because she still loves him but knows she cannot (will not) marry him. She never drinks, but she drank here to try to cope with the reality that she is marrying someone other than the man she really loves. She wants to give everything back and deny her relationship with Tom, but of course Jordan and the maid cannot let her do such a scandalous thing. They sober her up and Daisy gladly marries Tom, as if the letter incident had never happened. Though she appears to be imminently happy, we do know that Tom was "fooling around" with a girl from the hotel on their honeymoon.

The reality is that Gatsby, dressed in uniform, did not readily show the difference in their social classes, but Daisy's parents understood perfectly what letting Daisy marry such a man would mean for all of them, and they were not about to let that happen. Daisy could of course have chosen love over money and social standing, but she did not. Instead she chose an arrogant and somewhat abusive man who she had to know would cheat on her.

The four years after that had to be miserable for Daisy, and then she hears that name again--Gatsby.

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As Jay Gatsby, describe your first meeting with Daisy in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Jay Gatsby has two significant meetings with Daisy in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby: when he meets her for the first time and when he meets her again five years later. The first meeting is barely mentioned in the novel, so I assume you are referring to the second meeting between Gatsby and Daisy which happens in chapter five. 

In the past five years since he last talked to Daisy, Gatsby has worked almost desperately to earn enough money to be somehow worthy of her love. He has moved into a mansion directly across the bay from her and has been throwing elaborate parties hoping she might just show up at one of them, but she has never appeared. Now that he has met Nick, Daisy's cousin, Gatsby decides to take decisive action. He asks Jordan Baker to ask Nick to ask Daisy to come to Nick's house for tea. These are Gatsby's actions; for this assignment you will, of course, have to write what he is feeling in what you believe to be Gatsby's tone and words.

Gatsby feels anxious, excited, and nervous about seeing the woman he has loved for so long, and he is eager for everything to be perfect. Once there is nothing more to do but wait, Gatsby sits nervously until two minutes before Daisy is scheduled to arrive; the waiting is more than he can bear and he abruptly leaves in the rain.

Gatsby must have been waiting somewhere nearby; perhaps he just needed to be able to collect himself in private after seeing her in person after so many years of longing. (It must be an overwhelming experience to have such a powerful dream finally come true.) Once Daisy is inside, Gatsby has calmed himself enough to appear at the door, but he seems quite miserable. 

He is stiff and brusque in his nervousness, and the longed-for meeting between Gatsby and Daisy is awkward and abrupt. In fact, Gatsby catches Nick alone in the kitchen and says:

"This is a terrible mistake," he said, shaking his head from side to side, "a terrible, terrible mistake."

It is clear to Nick that Gatsby just has too many feelings to express effectively, so he reassures his new friend and then leaves. [Exactly what happens when Nick leaves cannot be found in the novel, so it may be something interesting for you to imagine and write for this assignment.] When Nick returns, the rain has stopped outside and everything is different inside.

Now that Gatsby and Daisy have gotten beyond the awkwardness, Gatsby wants to show Daisy everything he has acquired. As he shows her his house and everything else she wants to look at, Gatsby is filled with pride because he knows Daisy will admire him for what he has accomplished since they were last together.

Nick observes that Gatsby

had passed visibly through two states and was entering upon a third. After his embarrassment and his unreasoning joy he was consumed with wonder at her presence. He had been full of the idea so long, dreamed it right through to the end, waited with his teeth set, so to speak, at an inconceivable pitch of intensity. Now, in the reaction, he was running down like an overwound clock.

After Daisy leaves, Nick can see that Daisy has not quite lived up to Gatsby's unreasonable and idealistic expectations of her and their meeting. No one could have lived up to the illusion Gatsby had created. 

To write about this emotional meeting from Gatsby's point of view, you should use language which reflects his doubts and fears as well as his hope and love. 

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