The Great Gatsby


How does Daisy lose her innocence to persue her dream?

Daisy from "The Great Gatsby" loses some of her innocence in a way that is a little different than my example above. When ever Daisy and Gatsby secretly "talk" behind her husband Tom's back, and re-live emotions Daisy and Gatsby once had for each other before she got married, shows how much she doesn't care for her morals, and whatever reputation comes with it. In the book, she "secretly" kisses Gatsby in a very risky way. "As he left the room again she got up and went over to Gatsby and pulled his face down, kissing him on the mouth. "You know I love you," she murmured."(Fitzgerald 116) This shows Daisy losing some of her sweet innocence, to pursue her dream, Gatsby, regardless of her consequences.

How do people lose their innocence to persue their dream?

People make either great achievements, or big mistakes to reach their goal or pursue their dream, no matter what it takes. And for some people, it takes innocence to get to the top.

For example, Miley Cyrus was a sweet young innocent pop star known as "Hannah Montana" to all the little kids who completely adored her. She was a goofy, funny, sweet idol to these kids. Until one day Hannah Montana grew up and was getting too old for these kids. So in order to create a new audience and fan selection, she took a big step into the "bad girl" scene. She started singing different, and acting more suggestive, along with her clothing. Nothing appropriate for kids, which is what she intended. She followed the same route as a lot of other pop stars who grew up, and had to erase their innocence to get to where they wanted to be.

Here are a few people who have been down the same road...

All of these examples show how a lot of people who used to be innocent, have taken steps to pursue their dreams, and have taken ceratin measures that take away their innocence.

So how does this relate to the book?

Like said before, Daisy kisses Gatsby and talks secretly to him while being married to Tom. But Tom is also another example to this as well. Tom has an affair with Myrtle while being married to Daisy. He goes to the city into a hotel with Myrtle. Also, another example from the book is whenever Daisy kills Myrtle with her car, and plays innocent, but is she truly innocent? Not at all. This book resembles a lot of examples of how people pursue others, to get to what they want, while taking away what once made them innocent.

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