Who Is Daisy's Open Door In The Great Gatsby

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Daisy 's Open Door

In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author illustrates the corruption within each character through their relationships with each other and through the eyes of Nick Carraway. Daisy Buchanan is one character with flaws, she is arrogant, she loves extravagance, she loves rich men, but most of all she loves her status and she will do anything to keep it.

Tom first realized that Daisy loves Gatsby when she and Gatsby had looked at each other and stared, “He was astounded. His mouth opened a little, and he looked at Gatsby, and then back at Daisy as if he had just recognized her as someone he knew along time ago.”(64). That person he recognized from long ago was a girl in love. Her husband has a mistress …show more content…

‘She 's never loved you. She loves me.”(72). As a product, he was surprised to see that she had actually had a child with Tom, “Afterward, he kept looking at the child with surprise. I don’t that think he had ever really believe in its existence before.”(62). He has heard of the child’s existence but, due to the fact that he has never seen it, he never believed it. Daisy has a lack of love for her child which is why even the reader knows little about her child. She does not care about her child as seen by her actions and reluctance, "Good−by, sweetheart!’ With a reluctant backward glance the well−disciplined child held to her nurse 's hand and was pulled out the door…”(63). She had her child to keep an image of herself as a good wife with a good relationship with her husband, the perfect …show more content…

Nick and Gatsby worried that if Tom finds out Daisy was driving the car that killed Myrtle, Tom’s mistress, he is going to do something to her, “Suppose Tom found out that Daisy had been driving. He might think he saw a connection in it, he might think anything.”(80). However, when they went to spy on tom and daisy they did not find her being interrogated by him, rather they witnessed the following, “They weren 't happy, and neither of them had touched the chicken or the ale, and yet they weren 't unhappy either. There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together.”(81). One can assume that they had been talking seriously about something, planning something. The authorities will be looking for the murderer of Myrtle and they will soon find that the owner of the death car, the yellow car, is Tom. Tom could be blamed for her death. On the other hand, Daisy and Gatsby were driving the car that killed Myrtle, they could be blamed as well. The single thing Tom and Daisy love the most is their reputation which would be ruined if either of them are charged and the affair exposed. The only person left to be incriminated is Gatsby . At this point Daisy has started to lose her love for Gatsby, “But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself, so he gave that up, and only the dead

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