Being a Patient Gatsby for Daisy
In the case of Gatsby and Daisy, love can wait a long time before it shows how much people need each other. As Alec Soth and Stacey Baker discuss in the video, it's all about keeping the memory alive and always remembering to live like you were living that moment all over again. Gatsby was like couples in the assisted living, they have stuck together and overcome obstacles for years and years. However, in Gatsby's character, he is still in love with the Daisy he knew back then. He is so focused on the past that he neglects the present. Daisy is like the speed-dating experiment. Daisy went with whomever was more stable for her and her future family. Love didn't matter to her very much yet.