The Great Gatsby

What does Daisy draw “further and further into herself” as Gatsby tries to defend himself against Tom’s accusations? Why are daisy’s “intentions” and “courage” now “definitely gone?

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Daisy is torn between loving Tom and Gatsby. Both men are fighting over her and professing that she loves them. Both men can keep her in the life that she has become accustomed to. Even though Tom cheats on her, Daisy knows that Tom comes from old money: he will always have money. I think Daisy actually likes Gatsby better but Gatsby comes from new money. Daisy is emotionally torn so she withdraws into herself.