Examples Of Daisy Buchanan In The Great Gatsby

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Meredith Ababio
Mrs. Lanfranchi
Honors Language Arts II: 4B 22 December 2022 The Golden Girl

The illusion of perfection and purity, wealth and class is deluded with a hint of immorality and incapability for accountability. Due to people's desire for prosperity and power, oftentimes most go through drastic and desperate measures for personal agendas ; a tendency specifically exemplified through the mid 1900s. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the The Great Gatsby, where narrator Nick Carrway illustrates his interactions with his mysterious millionaire neighbor Jay Gastby and depicts his undying obsession with his former lover Daisy Buchanan …show more content…

Tom Buchanan and Gatsby's exploitation of Daisy’s allure evokes possessiveness in the two characters. Gatsby, Nick and Jordan are over Daisy and Tom Buchanan’s house and discuss whether they should all go to town. Gatsby suddenly states “Her voice is full of money…That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money, that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it,the cymbals song of it….” ( Fitzgerald 80). Gasby’s interpretation of Daisy Buchanan’s attractive voice perfectly illustrates Gatsby's illusion of Daisy Buchanan.After Gatsby's interpretation of Daisy Nick further explains what Daisy’s voice reminds him of. To Gatsby Daisy is the epitome of wealth and class. Nick analyzes this causal detail about Daisy by continuing that Daisy’s voice held charm,that rose and fell a jingle and cymbals of a song . Nick's description of Daisy’s voice demonstrates the illusion of Daisy herself. Nick describes Daisy’s persona as a mesmerizing song. Nick is astonished by his …show more content…

Jordan is recalling to Nick the aftermath of Daisy and Gatsby’s romantic past that lead up to Daisy and Tom Buchanan’s wedding. “In June she was married to Tom Buchanan of Chicago…Daisy was popular in Chicago,as you know…They moved with a fast crowd ,all of them young and rich and wild, but she came out with an absolutely perfect reputation” (Fitzgerald 51).In Jordan’ point of view of Daisy Buchanan and Tom Buchanan’s wedding she recalls that Daisy Buchanan was always seen in a decent light, compared to other associates of her status. In fact all of Chicago adored her. Jordan recalls that after Tom and Daisy Buchanan wed she was constantly exposed to wild, rich and young associates . However, Daisy Buchanan managed to have an amazing reputation compared to her comrades. Jordans description demonstrates that not only was Tom’s association with Daisy posed as a positive for Tom. Although Tom’s personality greatly differs from Daisy. This further implies that Daisy’s contrast to the wild, rich and young crowd Tom exposed her to did not alter her golden girl persona. Tom’s association to Daisy insinuates that Tom and his wife are sophisticated, have great status and symbolizes wealth. Nick and

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