Daisy and Tom Buchanan are a perfect match for each other. But it’s not due to personal traits of character, shared ambitions, or sincere, romantic feelings. They deserve each other since both spouses are obsessed with wealth and luxury.
Daisy and Tom got married in 1919, three years before the beginning of Fitzgerald’s narrative. Their families were incredibly wealthy and represented the “old money.” According to their status, East Egg, which was the most stylish area, was their residence. Before the marriage, Daisy was about to change her mind but married Tom “without so much as a shiver” after all. At first, the wife was in love with her spouse, but then she had to face Tom’s endless cheating. It just made her fall into disenchantment with her lover.
The author made a few comments about the relationship between Daisy and Tom. “They weren’t happy, and neither of them had touched the chicken or the ale—and yet they weren’t unhappy either. There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together.” It is evident that there was no piece, sincere love, nor happiness between the characters.
Throughout the story, the spouses were not determined to fix their relationship. Instead of that, both of them started affairs and spent time with their lovers. However, at the end of the story, after Gatsby and Myrtle died, the Butchanans reunited. This way, the real reason for their marriage was apparent. The wedding was beneficial for both Daisy and Tom, as it reassured their status of the “old money.” The spouses were obsessed with wealth, and Daisy enjoyed financial freedom. Meanwhile, Tom was satisfied by his wife’s fashion and having mistresses.