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"And I hope she’ll be a fool. That’s the best thing a girl in this world could be… a beautiful little fool. All the bright precious things fade so fast, and they don’t come back."

Daisy knew she was cynical. She was quite aware of her inability to love likely due to her husband’s constant affairs, therefore money had become her only stability. This scene, beautifully paired with Gotye’s “Hearts a Mess,” portrayed an underlying foreshadow of what to expect of Daisy in the remainder of the movie. 

Daisy loved Gatsby, but her experiences in life had taken a toll on her, and she had finally reached a point where, unlike Gatsby, she was no longer a hopeful young fool in love, but a woman who has done all, seen all, and who knows that even with Gatsby - in the end, neither of them may ever find the true happiness they seek.

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