This enchanting green light is right at the end of Daisy's dock! I need to be with her.
If only I could just reach her, then my life will be complete!
Gatsby vs. Tom
She never loved you. She was just bored and tired of waiting!
It's too hot!
You think she'll leave me for some man with a pink suit and a yellow circus wagon!
Tom vs. Daisy
I hope my daughter is a beautiful little fool so she won't realize all the oppression women face in the world.
Should I do something?
The first time Nick ever saw Gatsby, he watched as Gatsby stared at a green light in the distance, and appeared to be reaching for it. The green light is at the end of the Daisy Buchanan's dock across the bay, and symbolizes Gatsby dream of Daisy - it always seems so close yet never truly attainable. Gatsby can not face the realization that he will never achieve his dream of being with or having Daisy.
After Tom sees Daisy telling Gatsby she loves him, he realizes their affair and they all dart into the city. Tom is furious at the situation, while Gatsby is determined to win Daisy from Tom and resume living the life they started five years before. Tom and Gatsby argue back and forth on whether or not Daisy ever loved Tom. Gatsby and Tom fight for Daisy's love, and who she will leave with.
During dinner at the Buchanan's house, Jordan reveals Tom's affair to Nick when the phone continually rings. She says it is Tom's mistress in New York. Daisy is visibly upset and later tells Nick that she is "pretty cynical about everything". She feels that she cannot leave Tom even though he is cheating because she would have no money or identity left. Daisy forces herself to stay with Tom so she can keep her high status in society, as well as Tom's wealth.