Final Assessment

Character: Daisy Buchanan

Daisy's American Dream

Daisy wants to be in a happy and fun relationship with love and money put into the mix so she can be care free and do what she wants. Daisy was in love with Gatsby but she was hurt and scared when he went off to war so she went on lots of dates to find love or to be happy, she had many men in her life until she found Tom and she was intrigued by him and his money. Daisy's American Dream was very similar to multiple women back in the 1920's, wanting love, family and money.

Theme

The theme is troubled love, the author is teaching that honest true love is you sticking by your partners side even when they are gone. Gatsby and Daisy, Tom and Myrtle, Tom and Daisy, and Nick and Jordan Baker. Daisy married Tom because she wanted to get past Gatsby because he left for war and she couldn't wait for him any longer. Daisy is conflicted because she loves Gatsby and Tom but can't decide what to do.

Page 92 and 93 Nick, Gatsby and Daisy are at Nick's house and how Gatsby is embarrassed and said that having Nick invite Daisy over was a mistake, but he is actually just nervous to see her again.

On page 98 it talks about how Gatsby was talking about the green light at the dock then Daisy slips her arm through his and he thinks that it is such a silly light because he tied it to her somehow and realized that it actually isn't significant at all to her.

On page 117 it talks about Gatsby thinking about a time when he and Daisy kissed and how he was done for because he loved her kiss and now he couldn't because she was married but still wanting him.

Quotes

"No, we couldn't meet. But both of us loved each other all that time, old sport, and you didn't know..." page 138 from Gatsby.


"I love you now- isn't that enough? I can't help what's past." She began to sob helplessly. "I did love him once- but I loved you too." page 140 from Daisy.


"Yes," he said after a moment, "but of course I'll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive- and this woman rushed out at us just as we were passing a car coming the other way. It all happened in a minute but it seemed to me that she wanted to speak to us, thought we were somebody she knew. Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and then she lost her nerve and turned back. The second my hand reached the wheel I felt the shock- it must have killed her instantly." Page 151 from Gatsby.

Ending/ Achieving her dream

Daisy leaves with Tom right after the accident and doesn't come to Gatsby's funeral and you don't hear of her or Tom again. In certain ways she achieved her dream, she got a wealthy life with her child, and a husband to take care of her. But she didn't get love like she wanted and had with Gatsby. It depends if she looks at the glass have half empty or full but she still only has half of her dream so she might regret what she has done to get what she has.
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American Dream Now

The dream now is to get to do what you want most to achieve, for most that's going to college and getting a job, or going for an important spot you want to hold in your life like trying for a play, making music, or traveling the world and helping kids. The American Dream is different for every person because everyone has a different goal in life. The basic big picture is everyone wants to be put in history for something, to be remembered to be successful. The new American Dream is different than the American Dream in 1920 because money was the goal back then and now its a stepping stone to the goal they want to achieve in this day and age.