Daisy Buchanan

A woman who just wanted to be loved by All.

Daisy's Dream

Daisy was a young woman who, loved money and having money and who wanted to be loved. She felt as if she had to get married, and since Gatsby wasn't there and Tom had money, she married him, rather than because she loved him. She started her affair with Gatsby after she saw all the money that he had, and how much he was willing to spend on her for her 'love'. Daisy 'loved' him, but it was only for his money and status. The corrupt thing was that she doesn't really love Tom- she loves his money. Gatsby showed true devotion and love towards Daisy but she never really loved him back.

"The king’s daughter, the golden girl" (Fitzgerald 128)

"Don’t bring Tom.’ ‘Who is ‘Tom’?’ she asked innocently" (Fitzgerald 89)

"...cheerful snobbery..." (Fitzgerald 34)


I picked the money sign as my symbol for Daisy because she loved money and everything that involved! She came from money, married for money and only gave Gatsby a second glance because he not had money to his name!

"...that morning her white roadster beside..." (Fitzgerald 74)

"her voice was full of money" (Fitzgerald 128)

" 'It makes me sad because I've never seen such- such beautiful shirts before'" (Fitzgerald 94)

Character Traits

Daisy was shallow about her intentions for chasing after money but she was also a fun-loving young woman who enjoyed the company she had.

"...spoiled..." (Fitzgerald 115)

"What’ll we plan?’ She turned tome helplessly. ‘What do people plan?" (Fitzgerald 14)

"...the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool" (Fitzgerald 20)

Personality Color

I picked the color white to represent Daisy because she has a high standard of whom she associates herself with others. Also white is considered to be the color for perfection and in her mind and others, Daisy was perfect even though she did have flaws.

"...tell ‘em all Daisy’s change’ her mine" (Fitzgerald 82)

"She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster" (Fitzgerald 80)

"...our white childhood was passed together" (Fitzgerald 73)

Price Paid for Dream

The price Daisy paid for her dream was Gatsby dyeing. He made himself wealthy to be worthy of Daisy's love but she did not deserve it nor did she return those feelings of love and devotion that he gave to her. Then we died and all she has left is the money and Tom, but Tom will never show Daisy that type of devotion he can only show her off and give her money.

"The instant her voice broke off…I felt the basic insincerity of what had been said" (Fitzgerald 20)

"...I never loved him..." (Fitzgerald 141)

"Of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality" (Fitzgerald 125)

Text Citations

"The Great Gatsby." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 20 Dec. 2012. Web. 19 Dec. 2012.