Examples Of Daisy In The Great Gatsby

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Jaydon Whittaker
Mr. Clark
English III
April 4, 2023
The Evil Daisy and The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is a story about James Gatz chasing his childhood sweetheart. In this story, James is described as a passionate lover and someone with a sincere heart. As a result, Gatsby often shows his affection for Daisy, even in front of Daisy’s partner Tom. Throughout the story, he went the extra mile for Daisy, but she didn’t appreciate him and often treated him badly. This shows that Gatsby is too good for Daisy.
Daisy is portrayed by Fitzgerald as the problematic character who causes mayhem throughout the story. Daisy claims she loved both Tom and Gatsby as she says “I did love him once, but I loved you too” (Fitzgerald 132). This implies that …show more content…

Gatsby is a wonderful person who genuinely cares about someone, willing to go above and beyond for them, as he did for Daisy. Daisy is an unworthy person and Gatsby should not be involved with them because he deserves better. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” (Fitzgerald 179). In the quote, Daisy and Tom did not care what happened to other people. They smashed up things and creatures, then retreated back into their own world. After all, Gatsby did for her, Daisy retreats when things are ruined, just as she did with him. Daisy and Tom retreated to their money while Gatsby lay alone in his coffin. Brian Way helps describe the type of woman Daisy is. Brian Way states that “Daisy is a trivial, callous, cowardly woman who may dream a little herself but who will not let her dreams, or such unpleasant realities as running over Myrtle Wilson, disturb her comfort.” (Way, Brian) Daisy does not worry about anything but what benefits her. She …show more content…

He acts so lovingly towards her. Gatsby took the fall for Daisy so she wouldn't go down. Nick asked, “Was Daisy driving?” “Yes,” he said after a moment, “but of course I'll say I was” (Fitzgerald 143). Nick asked if she was driving and Gatsby said Daisy was but Gatsby still wanted to say it was him. He displays kindness. By accepting responsibility, he demonstrates how deeply he cares for her. However, Gatsby is being too kind to her because she would never consider doing that for him. Gatsby acts too good for Daisy. Even Nick realizes that Gatsby is too good for Daisy and everyone else. He says “They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together” (Fitzgerald 154). Nick says Gatsby is too good for them and worth the whole bunch. Gatsby even revalued everything for Daisy’s eyes just to please her. “He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.” (Fitzgerald91). Gatsby couldn't look away from Daisy. He was impressed with what he saw about her. As Daisy loved something she saw in the house, Gatsby revalued everything. Gatsby was willing to change anything for Daisy’s pleasure and satisfaction, but Daisy could not even put Gatsby before herself once. Gatsby was obsessed with Daisy and loved her to death. Gatsby wanted to be close to Daisy at all times, so “Gatsby

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