The Great Gatsby

Cite and explain Daisy's and Tom's reactions at different times during the party.

Why is Daisy "appalled" by West Egg? What kind of wealth does she represent? What social status does she enjoy? IN CHAPTER 6

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The following Saturday, Tom and Daisy attend one of Gatsby's parties. Tom, predictably, is unpleasant and rude throughout the evening. After the Buchanans leave, Gatsby is crestfallen at the thought that Daisy did not have a good time; he does not yet know that Tom badly upset her by telling her that Gatsby made his fortune in bootlegging. Daisy is used to the life of the rich elite, she represents a woman taken care of by old money. That is money that has been inherited by rich families through the generations.