“How do you like mother’s friends?” Daisy turned her around so that she faced Gatsby. “Do you think they’re pretty?”

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

Meaning

Gatsby still struggles to come to grips with the fact that Daisy is indeed married to someone else and not him.

As Daisy asks her little daughter about her guests, the child promptly replies, “Where’s Daddy?”

This is nothing more than a brutal punch to the gut of Gatsby’s already deteriorating psyche. Not only is Daisy married, this little girl that Daisy has produced is not his and belongs to someone else. The small child does not fit into Gatsby’s long planned blueprint of his relationship with Daisy.

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