Why they came East I don’t know. They had spent a year in France for no particular reason, and then drifted here and there unrestfully wherever people played polo and were rich together. This was a permanent move, said Daisy over the telephone, but I didn’t believe it – I had no sight into Daisy’s heart, but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 1, Nick on the Buchanans. Our introduction to Tom and Daisy right away describes them as rich, bored and privileged. Tom is restless, indulging in affairs, and Daisy is burdoned down with the knowledge of those affairs. This restlessness and resentment places them straight on the path to the tragedy at the end of the novel.