Examples Of Daisy Buchanan In The Great Gatsby

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Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby
Filth and disgust are not things that one would associate with a Daisy, a white flower that symbolizes innocence and purity. However, in F. Scott Fitzergald’s, The Great Gatsby, the character Daisy Buchanan is anything but what her name symbolizes. Daisy is a wealthy woman who lives in the fashionable East Egg on Long Island with her husband Tom. A beautiful debutante in her youth, Daisy fell in love with Jay Gatsby, a military officer. When Gatsby had to leave for the war, Daisy married Tom Buchanan, a very wealthy yet extremely aggressive man. Daisy and Gatsby reunite for the first time in five years and have an affair, but Daisy ultimately abandons him after falsely leading him on. Daisy is a character …show more content…

Daisy’s character conveys an obsession with materialistic things and money, which ultimately lead to her destruction. When Gatsby had to leave for the war, Daisy chose Tom over him instead of waiting for Gatsby to return. Daisy valued wealth over the true, genuine love that Gatsby had for her. From a very young age, Daisy possessed many materialistic values and she will continue to live a privileged life. Gatsby states, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me” (Fitzgerald, 130). Daisy rejected Gatsby’s true love for Tom’s abusive love because she values money over genuineness. All Daisy really cared about was the fact that Tom would be able to provide for her and give her the life she aspired to have. Although she promised Gatsby she would wait for him, Daisy knew all along that it wouldn’t be the case. Daisy is a wealth-obsessed person who makes empty promises that she knows can’t be …show more content…

Daisy treats the one man who truly loved her, Jay Gatsby, in the most horrific way. Not only does she openly admit to loving Gatsby in front of Tom, but she allows Gatsby to believe she will leave Tom for him. This love triangle comes to light when Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy are in the same room and Daisy states her love for both Tom and Gatsby without choosing a side. Daisy states “I did love him once-but I loved you too” (Fitzgerald, 142). She allows Gatsby to believe she will leave Tom for him, yet she doesn’t tell Tom about her feelings towards Gatsby. By leading Gatsby on, Daisy gave him a false hope of the past coming back to life. Gatsby became so obsessed with reinventing himself and reliving the past all because of the small slivers of belief that Daisy gave him. When Gatsby’s funeral was held, Daisy was busy running away from her wrongdoings and didn't even attend or send flowers. Becoming a victim of Daisy’s charm, Gatsby was convinced that Daisy had genuine feelings. In reality, Daisy was wealth-obsessed and led on the one man who truly loved

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