Young Gatsby was infatuated by the image he had created for himself. He did not realize Daisy was real, but he desired a beautiful high-class woman. She never has to work again, and she never has to worry about money.
Daisy Buchanan is a beautiful flapper brought up in luxury who has never known worry. She was surrounded by wealthy admirers and had no idea what the poor went through. A young, poverty-stricken boy fell in love with her — a brilliant, attractive girl from a rich family.
Daisy appeared to be on the verge of reciprocating. The wedding, which he yearned for intensely, could not take place. Young Gatsby had no name and no money when he left. Daisy didn’t wait for him after he departed, so she married another guy, Tom Buchanan.
Daisy has taken on a life of her own for Gatsby. She represents everything he desires in life: love, success, and worldwide acclaim. Daisy’s old girlish adoration rekindles with renewed intensity later on.
No wonder; after all, the boy she knew has grown into a brilliant male. Her decisions were motivated by caution and realism rather than genuine affection.
Daisy was not truly loved by the protagonist of The Great Gatsby. He was besotted with the image he had constructed in his mind of her. Gatsby realized that his greatest love had been tainted by a major impression on his beloved.
He recognized that the long-standing extravaganza would come to an end. Jay’s old pleasant dream world was forever lost, and there was now no meaning in life for him to devote himself to a single ambition.
He is drawn to Daisy because she is adored by all of the Camp Taylor troopers with whom he works. She’s attractive, charming, and sought after. They fall in love and are together for a while before he deploys.