was leaving, Gatsby saw Daisy sprinting in the rear view mirror. He was
not sure whether he should speed up and get the hell out of there, or
if he should stop the car and hear what Daisy had to say. As she
approached his dismembered spirit, Jay began to tap his fingers on the
chrome steering wheel, contemplating his next move. Daisy reached the
car in a panic and pounded on the driver’s side window. Rolling down
the glass, he nervously waited for what Daisy was going to say.
“I don’t want to see you ever again
”, she cried. Although Gatsby
expected something unpleasant, in no way did he expect those words to
come from Daisy. Gatsby became furious with her, and could not believe
that Daisy could fathom the thought of still wanting to be with Tom.
Gatsby once again reasured himself of his thoughts: Tom relentlessly cheats on the poor girl and has always been an unfaithful husband.
An abrupt "thwack" echoed in the still night as Daisy's hand struck
. At this juncture, he shoved Daisy on to the soggy driveway,
then sped away, never to return again.