Daisy Buchanan In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
The character Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is not the woman she first appears to be. In the beginning, we see her as an innocent, charming woman. The Daisy that Gatsby had fallen in love with. As we go further into the novel, we see Daisy’s true colors. Daisy’s innocent image has transformed in our eyes, and we now see the woman absorbed with money, reputation, and her own desires. When given a chance at true love, a chance to be truly heard and cared for, she chooses wealth and social status as her true form of happiness, eventually leading to her own misery.
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She was wealthy and sophisticated, everything Gatsby wanted and starved to have. But we end up seeing that Daisy falls short of Gatsby’s expectations for her. It seems as though Daisy is knowingly toying with Gatsby's emotions. Maybe she had just wanted to be admired and adored by Gatsby. She desired his affection and love toward her. But her personal desires lead to confrontation with her two lovers. Something she didn't expect. For example “Oh you want too much!” Daisy cried to Gatsby”. “I love you now isn't that enough?” “I can't help what’s past I did love him once - but I love you too” (pg 139-140). We can see that she’s at war with her own feelings. She now realized that in her mind, she was better off with Tom. And not only has Tom accused Gatsby of being involved in illegal business, but he’s also brought up past events to make her remember their love for each other. She knows that Tom can continue to provide her with security and financial stability at this point; she wishes things would have gone back to normal. She had said she loved Gatsby at the very beginning of the argument, But by the end, she had sided with Tom again.

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