Examples Of Daisy In The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby loved Daisy, in his way. In chapter 6, after Gatsby’s party which Tom and Daisy attended, Jay reveals to Nick how he and Daisy fell in love. He explain that when he kissed her, he fell deeply in love with her. Weather one kiss can being about that kind of enduring love is questionable and certainly a strong argument can be made that what Jay loved was the idea of Daisy more than Daisy herself. She was, after all, beautiful and rich. She represented to Jay everything that he knew he wanted in life and at the time of their first kiss, did not have. She was his golden girl in every sense of the word. Nick realizes also that what Jay Gatsby wanted was for Daisy to tell Tom she didn’t love him and magically revert to the Daisy that Jay had …show more content…

She was the unattainable, his dream. However, Gatsby creates this love for Daisy, just as he creates a fantasy life. She is integral to his dream for success. From the time he was a boy growing up in North Dakota, Gatsby loved romance in its wider definition. He longed for beauty, glamour and excitement, all of which existed for him only in his dreams. When he met Daisy in Louisville, a beautiful girl living in a beautiful house pursued by many other men who found her most desirable, she became the physical embodiment of his dreams. Fitzgerald wrote that whan gatsby Daisy, “the incarnation was complete” (Fitzgerald 117). Gatsby did not really love Daisy, he hardly knew her. He loved what she represented to him, and he loved who he was while he was with her. Gatsby became more fascinated with the idyll of love in his pursuit of Daisy, there is little between both of them that could constitute a real foundation for an authentic relationship. Gatsby believes that he can win Daisy through elaborate parties and excessive spending of money, the moment with the shirts helps indicate this. At some point, Daisy becomes a part of Gatsby’s vision to not be Gatz, but rather part of the attraction of Jay Gatsby. Daisy is not seen as a person, but rather objectified as a thing or another accessory to completing Gatsby’s own vision of

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