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The story of The Great Gatsby follows two men who fight of the love of Daisys hand in marriage and ultimately for her love She is seen as an object of beauty and passion by both men Jay Gatsby is a character who was Daisys first lover but vanished before sealing the deal Tom Buchanan becomes Daisys husband after Gatsbys short love affair with Daisy Tom finds himself being the polo-player 105 a reference to his physique while Gatsby is called a common swindler 133 a reference to Gatsby stealing back Daisy Both men share parallels of wealth prosperity and youth but share differences in ideals for love culture and attainment Gatsby is a fair lover but resolved man He knew women early and since they spoiled him and he became contemptuous of them 98 Even Mr Wolfsheim says Yeah Gatsbys very careful about women He would never as much as look at a friends wife 72 Either Gatsby is a true gentlemen and a scholar or that he is solely focused on falling back in love with Daisy He indeed stops letting women to be swooned backward on Gatsby and no French bob touched Gatsbys shoulder and no singing quartets were formed with Gatsbys head for one link 50 Whats is interesting despite these characteristics is that Jay Gatsby is rekindling his relationship with Daisy who for some circumstances has married Tom Buchanan a descendent of the wealthy Buchanan family A couple years before present time in the novel He took what he could get ravenously and unscrupulously-eventually he took Daisy one still October night took her because he had no real right to touch her hand 159 Because of this taboo around Daisys love Gatsby falls in love with someone he thought he could not obtain Even in novels present day from here on out present day is considered real time in the novel Daisys marriage with Tom creates a taboo
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