In the interest of Fitzgerald's approach - "impressionistic realism" - we must first get a sense of the kind of person Daisy is before we can relate her to anyone else. Unlike Jordan, Tom, and Gatsby, Nick is almost never alone with Daisy and so lacks any appreciable amount of insight into her personality. He almost always sees her through the adoring but grandiose eyes of Gatsby; her manner, then, comes across as having "in it...all the promise of the world" (Dyson 272). As intoxicating as her demeanor is, everything about her refers to the past or the future, as wh...
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