I called up Daisy half an hour after we found him, called her instinctively and without hesitation.

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


Since all of the hopes and dreams of Gatsby’s life boiled down to being with Daisy, Nick automatically assumes Daisy will be there to pay respects at his funeral.

But Daisy hated the idea of choosing between Gatsby and Tom, and Gatsby’s death eliminated the need for her to choose. So Daisy tried to distance herself from Gatsby as much as she could after his death, so that she could just move on with her life.

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