Just as a freshly laundered nurse leading a little girl came into the room.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VII) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Tom claims that he’s Nordic and so he creates everything that’s good. Meanwhile, he does not even create his own daughter—she’s an emotionless product of her nurses.

We see a lot of Tom and Daisy, but their daughter is rarely mentioned or seen. She’s toted as a possession and not as a person.

East Egg, despite their snobbery, really lacks traditional family values.

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