Daisy's Dishonesty In The Great Gatsby

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Nick put it best when he said, ¨ They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” There were many people to blame for the tragic ending of The Great Gatsby but the one who had possibly some of the most responsibility is Daisy. Daisy’s materialistic attitude and her ditziness and her dishonesty toward Gatsby and Tom contributed immensely to the outcome of the book. Her irresponsible and childish behavior indeed led to the great tragedy of The Great Gatsby. One of Daisy’s failing traits is her materialistic attitude. For example, when Daisy was reunited…show more content…
On page 108 she lies to Tom and says that she liked the party when in fact she didn’t. If she had been honest with Tom about how she felt about the party instead of trying to make an effort to make it seem better than it was Tom might not have been so interested in Gatsby. Also, on page 114 Gatsby says that Daisy comes over often now which shows that she would have to lie to Tom about where she was going causing more distrust with him and her and causing Tom to be suspicious. Even though these are good examples of her dishonesty one of the best examples of her dishonesty is toward Gatsby. On page 132 Nick makes the observation that it seemed, “she had never, all along,intended doing anything at all.” If she had told Gatsby from the beginning of their relationship that she did love Tom then Gatsby might not have pushed so much with Tom and perhaps the ending would’ve been different. However, she lied and made Gatsby believe it was only him and that she would be with him forever. In the end, If she would’ve said something to Gatsby and not lied about their relationship then The fight wouldn’t have been so mad and she wouldn’t have been so upset while driving and wouldn’t have killed Myrtle which would’ve prevented the whole
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