The Great Gatsby

Chapter 1, when Daisy is talking to Nick PLEASE HELP ASAP

“You see I think everything’s terrible anyhow,” she went on in a convinced way. “Everybody thinks so--the most advanced people. And I know. I’ve been everywhere and seen everything and done everything.” Her eyes flashed around her in a defiant way, rather like Tom’s, and she laughed with thrilling scorn. “Sophisticated--God, I’m sophisticated!” The instant her voice broke off, ceasing to compel my attention, my belief, I felt the basic insincerity of what she had said. It made me uneasy, as though the whole evening had been a trick of some sort to exact a contributory emotion from me. I waited, and sure enough, in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face, as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged.

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Here we see the sense of otherness to which Tom and Daisy feel compared to "normal" people. Tom and Daisy are part of the super rich. Nick becomes their acceptable connection with the rest of the world where people work for a living. Daisy's smile is rather condescending. She defines herself by her husband's money so the imagery is charged with the juxtaposition of world of immense wealth with everybody else under them.