Essay Who Is The Protagonist In The Great Gatsby

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Who is the Better Protagonist? The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about love, fortune, and mystery. Of course, these aspects could not have been formed without the protagonist, whom of which was Daisy and may have been Gatsby. Out of these two main characters, the better suit for the protagonist is Daisy. There are several logical reasons for this, one being the fact that Gatsby is missing some of the protagonist traits. Gatsby can be considered to have been one of the characters causing the problems, in other words, the antagonist. This is an argument that can be proven through the facts given from this fictional novel. What exactly is a protagonist? Well, it is a main character of a story, tale, movie, etc. Being …show more content…

Daisy completes every task and the one that really gives her the advantage in this argument is that she underwent dramatic change throughout the novel compared to Gatsby. In the beginning, Daisy was sad because she knew everything that Tom was doing, which was constant cheating wherever they lived, even on their honeymoon. “I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling… I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” (Ch. 1, pg. 17). Towards the middle and a bit past it, Daisy is happy that she is able to rekindle a relationship with someone dear to her. In the end, she is sad because she realized in chapter 7, at the plaza that she would not have been able to live a life with Gatsby and she learns that Gatsby was murdered. In the plaza, Daisy had to share her thoughts and what she was feeling to Tom and Gatsby. “I never loved him… Oh, you want too much! I love you now—isn’t that enough? I did love him once—but I loved you too.” Daisy was very confused about how she felt and the situation that she was

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