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As the group including Daisy, Jay, Jordan, Tom, and Nick are preparing to go into the city in chapter 7, Daisy says that she and Jay will go in the Buchanan's car and the other three can go in Jay's very obvious, ostentatious cream colored car.  Tom has to stop to get gas and he does so at Wilson's garage.  While there he facetiously says to Wilson that he'll sell him this car, implying that it is his.  More significantly, Myrtle sees the car from the window of her apartment.  She sees Tom in it along with the other two passengers.  She also makes the assumption that it is Tom's car and she assumes that Jordan is Daisy.  The implication of that last assumption is that it makes her irrational.  Myrtle is already naive enough to believe that Tom really cares for her and the sight of her boyfriend out with his wife while she is locked up in her apartment sends her over the edge.  Later that evening, when Daisy is driving back from the city with Jay in her own state of heightened agitation in Jay's car, Myrtle runs out into the street when she sees this obvious car and thinks it is again Tom who is driving.  She is hit and killed.  That mistake in identity costs Myrtle her life.  The incident is part of the mistaken identity thread in the story though.  It is also part of the wastefulness thread.

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In The Great Gatsby, what arrangements are made regarding the passengers of each car on the trip to the city?

When Daisy, Tom, Jordan, and Gatsby have luncheon, Daisy and the others "drank down nervous gayety with cold ale." But suddenly she asks, "What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon...and the next thirty years?" In another act of spontaneity, they decide to drive to town.

Since she has renewed her erotic relationship with Jay Gatsby after her fling with him years ago before she was married, Daisy has not been very discreet about her feelings for him. In fact,

She had told him [Gatsby] that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw.

Shortly afterwards, Tom interrupts Daisy as she talks with Gatsby, and he tells the others that he is willing to go into the city. When Daisy tries to talk with Tom, he ignores her. So, she says, "Come on Jordan." As Tom comes out of the house, Gatsby suggests that everyone go in his car. Tom asks if Gatsby's car is standard shift, and Gatsby answers that it is. 

"Well, you take my coupe and let me drive your car to town."

Although Gatsby finds this suggestion repulsive; he avoids answering directly by saying that there is little gas in the car. But Tom "boisterously" interjects that he can get plenty of gas at a drug store. "You can buy anything at a drug store nowadays," he adds with hidden meaning. Turning, he invites his wife to ride with him, calling to her, "I'll take you in this circus wagon." But she moves away from Tom and rides with Gatsby in her husband's car. Tom and Nick and Jordan all climb into the front seat of Gatsby's car. "'Did you see that?'" Tom demanded." after they pulled away Then, looking at Nick, Tom realizes that he and Jordan have known for a while about his wife's unfaithfulness.

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In The Great Gatsby, what arrangements are made regarding the passengers of each car on the trip to the city?

It is in Chapter 7 that Gatsby and his guests decide to go to town. Remember at this stage that Daisy, Tom's wife, is having an affair with Gatsby and being very indiscreet about it. It is clear that Tom suspects that something is going on. Gatsby at first suggests that they all go in his car, but then Tom says Gatsby can take his car and Tom will drive Gatsby's car. He tries to encourage Daisy to go in the car with him, however, Daisy tells him to take Nick and Jordan with him and she says that she will go with Gatsby.

The language that is used that describes how she moves to Gatsby away from her husband is very important to note. For example, when Tom tries to get her to go with him, she "moved out from the circle of his arm." Then, having told him to take Nick and Jordan, she "walked close to Gatsby, touching his coat with her hand."

It is clear that Daisy is being very obvious about he affair with Gatsby and almost flaunting it in front of her husband. Of course, we know that Tom is likewise having an affair with Myrtle, so the hypocrisy and deceit is something that both people are now experiencing.

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