The Great Gatsby
In the beginning of story Daisy’s character is looked at as an innocent, pure, and charming young woman.
“It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such — such beautiful shirts before.” (Daisy, p. 92).
Daisy is often described in a light color such as white. "High in a white palace the king's daughter, the golden girl" (Daisy, p. 115).
In Gatsby’s eyes she is seen as divine. As things become much clearer about the history and future of her and Gatsby’s relationship, things about her character become a lot less pure.
Daisy is not perfect. In general she is weak. She in fact cannot stand up for herself. She doesn’t care if other people chose her life’s path because that’s pretty much what she wants. All she really cares about is being beautiful and wealthy. That’s how she believes she should be, even wishing for her daughter to be the same way, "I'm glad it's a girl and I hope she'll be a fool.
That's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful fool." (Daisy, p. 24)
Daisy Buchanan has an ideal American dream. She wants attention especially when it comes down to love. It’s to the point where she couldn’t wait for Gatsby to return from war.
This also dealt with wealth. Another one of her dreams is to be wealthy. When Gatsby went off to war Tom came into the picture. He was rich, her parents approved, and Tom had a high social status which was a good look for her. She seems to have some feelings for Gatsby. When his name is mentioned by nick she seems to know of some Gatsby. "Gatsby?’ demanded Daisy ‘What Gatsby?" (Daisy, p. 15) Shes reached her dream pretty much and shes not shy about letting people know. "I’ve been everywhere and done everything." (Daisy, p. 13)
Cost Of Her Dream
Where all part of the results of her being too impatient and not waiting.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, and Matthew J. Bruccoli. The great Gatsby. New York, NY: Scribner, 1996. Print.
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