Daisy Buchanan

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In the novel “The Great Gatsby”, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a mysterious character that catches the attention of all his readers. The bootlegger? The WW1 hero? Second cousin to the devil? Jay Gatsby. Gatsby surrounds himself with expensive items and famous people to try and get another chance to reunite himself and Daisy Buchanan, who he lost when he left for World War 1. Daisy later married Tom Buchanan, Gatsby’s biggest obstacle before being reunited with Daisy. Tom is a bigger man, mostly muscle and daddy’s money. Tom walks around with a sense of undeserved respect and pride. Gatsby and Tom both are trying to live the American dream of money, fame, respect, and the golden girl. Jay Gatsby was your classic gentleman. He was polite, …show more content…

“Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.” Pg. 11. Tom is a pretty boy who lives off of his daddy’s money and polo. He is a bigger man, decently built, and smarter than your average person. He doesn’t respect women and this bothers Gatsby. When Gatsby found out that Daisy wasn’t happy with Tom he took his chance to try and sweep her off her feet. “His speaking voice, a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed” Pg 11. Tom speaks with authority and importance. In the last chapter of the book we see how quickly Tom made Daisy change her mind. His voice and his tone could make you believe even the most dumbfound lies. He can hit you where it hurts in an instant and if he wants to know something, he’ll know by next week. Money talks, and so does …show more content…

They both had more money than they would ever need in life, and more obviously they both needed Daisy in their lives to be happy. "Here, deares'." She groped around in a waste-basket she had with her on the bed and pulled out the string of pearls. "Take 'em down-stairs and give 'em back to whoever they belong to. Tell 'em all Daisy's change' her mind. Say: 'Daisy's change' her mine!'" pg. 81. Before Daisy and Toms wedding daisy had second thoughts. She gets roaring drunk and cries that she has changed her mind and wanted to marry the man she truly loves. Gatsby. But in the end, she does what she was born to do and marry the rich guy. “She used to sit on the sand with his head in her lap by the hour, rubbing her fingers over his eyes and looking at him with unfathomable delight. It was touching to see them together – it made you laugh in a hushed, fascinated way” Pg 82. It’s not like Daisy never loved Tom. She did. She just loved Gatsby more. But sadly no one had heard from Gatsby for weeks. Because of that she married Tom. In the end of things Gatsby and Tom were very different but yet similar. Fitzgerald sure knew how to make twists and cause confusion amongst his

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