One of the main love affairs would be Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Daisy and Gatsby had been lovers before Daisy even met Tom. Daisy loved Gatsby and then he was sent off to war. Jordan told Nick that Gatsby wanted Nick to set up a get-together for him with his long lost love, Daisy (Baker). Nick agreed. He held the reunion at his house, but did not tell Daisy about Gatsby. Gatsby decorated Nick’s residence with a bunch of flowers to impress Daisy (Fitzgerald 84). Gatsby was very anxious to meet Daisy again. It had been five years since they had seen each other (Sutton). After Gatsby and Daisy met again, Nick leaves them unaccompanied to catch up on things. When Nick returned he could see that they still loved each other. After they talked for a while, Gatsby led Nick and Daisy through his colossal mansion next door.
The other main love affair would be Tom Buchanan and Myrtle. As Daisy, Tom, Nick, and Jordan were having dinner, Tom’s mistress called him. It was no secret that Tom was having an affair because Daisy and Miss Baker knew (Fitzgerald 15). Nick could tell that the telephone calls made Daisy awfully upset. After dinner Tom took Nick into town to visit a gas station that his mistress lived at. As Tom and Nick are leaving the gas station, Tom convinces Myrtle ...
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