The Great Gatsby

What is the significance of this quote?

He [Gatsby] wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you." After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide on more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house--just as if it were five years ago.
"And she doesn't understand," he said. She used to be able to understand. We'd sit for hours---"

He broke off and began to walk up and down a desolate path of fruit rinds and discarded favors and crushed flowers.

"I wouldn't ask too much of her," I ventured. "You can't repeat the past"

"Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!"
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This quote is significant because it is the blatant end of Gatsby's dream. Madly in love with Daisy, and in the midst of an affair, he expects her to walk away from her husband..... to tell her husband that she never loved him. In Gatsby's dream.... this is his truth, but it's not the real truth. Daisy is unable to say she never loved Tom because she loved him. She isn't going to leave Tom because it would ruin her. Gatsby wants the dream, and at this point in the novel..... she practically screams that it will never happen. Unfortunately, Gatsby still can't see past his own desires. He still believes....


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