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When the story begins Nick Carraway has moved in next door to him Gatsby befriends the young man and then learns that he is a distant cousin of Daisy Buchanan He persuades Nick to have both Daisy and him for tea Their reunion at Nicks house leads to an affair Although the level of their involvement is not indicated in the book Gatsby does say she often comes to his house and she kisses him on the mouth when her husband walks out of the room Obviously to the reader and subconsciously to Nick Daisy is simply playing with Gatsbys heart using him as a relief from her boredom and as a retaliation against her cruel unfaithful husband Gatsby however has put her on such a pedestal that he cannot see any of Daisys faults He also naively believes that he will lure Daisy away from Tom and erase her past life with her husband When Tom realizes that his wife has a relationship with Gatsby he confronts the enemy He calls Gatsby a Mr Nobody from Nowhere and accuses him of not going to Oxford and making his money illegally Daisy half-heartedly comes to his aid encouraging Gatsby into a foolish confrontation He tells her husband that Daisy has always loved him and never loved Tom he even forces Daisy to repeat the words to her husband which she says with no sincerity When Tom questions her about whether she can really forget all of their memories she admits she cannot She turns to Gatsby and says that she loves him now and that should be enough It is not enough however for Gatsby for it destroys his dream Tom knows that he has won the battle Daisy will always be his wife As a result he confidently lets Daisy ride home with Gatsby in his
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