Nick Carraway. Tom Buchanan. who is married to in revenge due to his belief that Gatsby killed his wife. when it was really Daisy Buchanan. 9 What is the relationship between Nick and Daisy and Tom Buchanan Nick is from ENGLISH at 3 The Great Gatsby TEACHER COPY STUDY GUIDE Get an answer for 'What is the relationship between Nick and Daisy and Tom Buchanan?' and find homework help for other The Great Gatsby questions at eNotes.
But what seems to be an average love affair between riches, has a much darker history. Some years ago, Jay Gatsby, a young veteran of the World War I, a war hero without a penny in his pockets, returns home just to learn that his beloved Daisy, who he left to serve his duty, decided not to wait for him.
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Yet again, before we learn about it, we meet Tom himself. His personality and his actions make us ask the question: Tom Buchanan is portrayed as abusive and rude man, who sees nothing wrong in using his power to offend people dependant on him. He mocks the worker from the Valley of Ashes, knowing that he needs the car Tom promised to sell him and — what is much worse and more characterising — almost openly cheats on Daisy with the wife of said worker.
Moreover, he feels entitled to do so without any worries about feelings of Daisy or the worker or even his mistress. The readers can easily make a conclusion that Tom and Daisy relationship is less-than-stellar.
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Still, if we believe Nick who makes his own conclusions after talking to Daisy, she is quite content with the current state of affairs no pun intended.
It looks more like the connection between two business partners running a successful company than like love. Or seems to be until Gatsby comes into play. Such an answer to the question we asked before — what kind of relationship do Tom and Daisy have?Daisy I'm p paralyzed with happiness
In a way, they are average people of their class and social status. No one makes mess and loses status, comfort and money because of such a small inconvenience as an affair with some maids or worker-class women. No one expects them to behave in any other way, it is natural. They are too detached from the other reality — the reality of the average people — to comprehend it. For Daisy the American dream is fulfilled: He starts from the very bottom: But still, Gatsby just refuses to surrender.
He makes the strictest daily schedule possible, each his day is dedicated to perfecting himself. When we read the story about him getting from rags to riches though there was no possible legal way to achieve it in mere yearswe can understand why he is called The Great Gatsby.
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Jay understands that to fulfill his dream with Daisy he should prepare to fulfill her version of American dream first. All the money and all the parties he arranges are made for her, in the futile hope that Daisy will come and see him and love him again. We understand from the very beginning that Gatsby and Daisy relationship will be very, very troubled.
Part of Fitzgerald's skill in The Great Gatsby shines through the way he cleverly makes Nick a focal point of the action, while simultaneously allowing him to remain sufficiently in the background. In addition, Nick has the distinct honor of being the only character who changes substantially from the story's beginning to its end.
Nick, although he initially seems outside the action, slowly moves to the forefront, becoming an important vehicle for the novel's messages.
On one level, Nick is Fitzgerald's Everyman, yet in many ways he is much more. He comes from a fairly nondescript background.
He hails from the upper Midwest Minnesota or Wisconsin and has supposedly been raised on stereotypical Midwestern values hard work, perseverance, justice, and so on. He is a little more complex than that, however.
His family, although descended from the "Dukes of Buccleuch," really started when Nick's grandfather's brother came to the U. By the time the story takes place, the Carraways have only been in this country for a little over seventy years — not long, in the great scope of things.
In addition, the family patriarch didn't exhibit the good Midwestern values Nick sees in himself.
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When the civil war began, Nick's relative "sent a substitute" to fight for him, while he started the family business. This little detail divulges a few things: It places the Carraways in a particular class because only the wealthy could afford to send a substitute to fight and suggests that the early Carraways were more tied to commerce than justice.
Nick's relative apparently doesn't have any qualms about sending a poorer man off to be killed in his stead. Given this background, it is interesting that Nick would come to be regarded as a level-headed and caring man, enough of a dreamer to set goals, but practical enough to know when to abandon his dreams. Also contributing to Nick's characterization as an Everyman are his goals in life.