You’re a fraud Gatsby! You’re crazy if you think Daisy loves you over me!
Daisy loved me before she loved you! She made a mistake and only wanted you for your money!
Gatsby vs. Self
I have to wait here for Daisy to come back to me. She has to love me more than him. She has to.
Nick vs. Society
I’ve had enough of them! I can’t believe Daisy and Tom would run away! They’re horrible, disgusting people!
Gatsby and Tom fight over who Daisy truly loved. Tom saw Gatsby’s suspicious interactions with Daisy. Tom notes all of Gatsby’s frauds of education and how he obtained his wealth. Gatsby explains his history with Daisy. Both men want Daisy, the “golden girl”, and intensely argue over who is more deserving.
Gatsby’s attachment to the past has caused him to believe in a dream that isn’t possible for him to obtain. After waiting outside for Daisy, only for her to choose Tom, Gatsby is disappointed and hopeless after his dream fails. He is furious at himself for believing in something he cannot have for all this time. He gave up everything for this dream and was nothing without it.
After Nick spent the summer living in West Egg, living with contradictory standards between the two wealthy eggs, he concludes the people around him had no morality and despite his hopes, those people did to turn out to be who he expected.