Daisy's Treatment Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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Daisy Buchanan’s idea of happiness is quite simple: she just wants “her life shaped now, immediately…the decision must be made by some force—of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality…close at hand” (Fitzgerald 96) Being from a wealthy and respectable family, Daisy is used to live conveniently, “She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life,” (Fitzgerald 159) which is why she wants to maintain that financial stability in life, and also to have a husband beside her. Note that “close at hand” means that Daisy doesn’t want to go to extreme lengths to achieve her happiness. Because of that, Daisy ends up marrying Tom instead of Gatsby, as Daisy cannot wait for Gatsby that long in order for her to attain the stability that she needs in her life, especially since the idea of living a prosperous life with Tom is right around the corner. The three things that she desires in life, “love, money, and unquestionable practicality,” seems appropriate to her lavish lifestyle and the way that her family…show more content…
Sekar asked, in a voice full of desperation.” (Rusmini 26) In addition, her mother would bring men of respectable wealth and social status into their house in the hope that Telaga would fall in love with one of them. However “from his look, Telaga knew what he wanted, this man who was so good at sweet-talking her mother. He would devour her body and then discard her. No way! She wouldn’t let him touch even a single strand of her hair.” (Rusmini 102) In defiance Telaga does not agree with how women are treated in the
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