Examples Of Daisy In The Great Gatsby

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The Fall of Jay Gatsby “Daisy’s husband, among various physical accomplishments, had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven- a national figure in a way, one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anticlimax”(Fitzgerald 7). In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Buchanan is a wealthy man of East Egg. He had a wife named Daisy and a mistress named Myrtle. That was until his world fell apart when his wife hit his mistress while driving with her past love Gatsby. Tom was an arrogant man looking to protect his family image and to get revenge on the man who nearly ruined his life. That being so, even though George Wilson shot and …show more content…

Tom was angry because he made Tom’s life fall apart. “I know I’m not very popular. I don’t give big parties. I suppose you’ve got to make your house into a pigsty in order to have any friends- in the modern world” (Fitzgerald 100). Tom is talking down on Gatsby and his lifestyle because he is insecure and embarrassed. He wants Gatsby’s life but doesn’t want to admit it. Tom was jealous of Gatsby because he had Daisy and then Gatsby stole her from him. “ “Your wife doesn’t love you,” said Gatsby. “She’s never loved you. She loves me.” “You must be crazy!” exclaimed Tom automatically” (Fitzgerald 100). Gatsby and Tom are fighting over Daisy because Tom can’t accept the fact that Gatsby took Daisy away from him. Tom is holding Daisy and Gatsby to a double standard because he is not loyal to …show more content…

Due to the argument, Tom basically made Gatsby and Daisy drive off together. “ “You two start home, Daisy,” said Tom. She looked at Tom, alarmed now, but he insisted with magnanimous scorn” (Fitzgerald 104). Tom used Daisy’s fear to get his way. He wanted to show her and Gatsby that he was in control. Daisy was so anxious after leaving with Gatsby, she couldn’t even drive. “You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive. Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and then she lost her nerve and turned back” (Fitzgerald 110). Daisy was so stressed and nervous, that she couldn’t even drive. She barely even knew what was happening. This incident is what led George Wilson to shoot and kill

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