“Sit down, Daisy,” Tom’s voice groped unsuccessfully for the paternal note.

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

Meaning

Once again, Tom asserts his self-entitled authority over Daisy. Tom’s ego/personality requires him to be in control at all times, not only in situations like these, but also while having an affair with Myrtle. Tom, still occupying a “bully-like” role, ignores any comments/feelings Daisy might be having in order to fulfill his desire for complete control of the situation.

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