Examples Of Daisy In The Great Gatsby

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In the first chapter of The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald presents the audience with a clear presentation of Daisy’s attributes and personality traits, possibly to the extent of presenting her as a stereotypical representation of most wives in the early 20th century. From Nick’s first visit to the Buchanan household in chapter one, Daisy is associated with that of something ‘Heavenly’ or ‘Angelic’: “The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house”. Her white attire doesn't only give her an ‘angelic’ presence, but also gives the impression of innocence and pure. An irony, considering her egotistical and corrupt surrounding. Her name is also an example of Daisy hiding something ‘sinister’ behind her sweet and innocent persona. The name ‘Daisy’ gives connotations to …show more content…

An example of her ‘artificiality’ can be found in her first sentence: “I’m p-paralyzed with happiness”… She laughed again, as if she said something very witty…”. Her comment comes along as almost cringeworthy and rehearsed, making her appear almost robot-like; simply following orders. This follows the stereotype of a ‘rich society wife’, by the way in which she tries her hardest (even though it comes naturally to her) to be charming and relatively energetic around guests. This is another way Fitzgerald presents Daisy as having ‘another face’ and not being all that she

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