Examples Of Daisy In The Great Gatsby

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“She never loved you, do you hear?” he cried. “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me.”( 131) Gatsby wanted to believe that Daisy loved him and wanted him now especially since he was wealthy. It can also be seen as an American ideal. People want to have that everlasting love which is what Gatsby wanted all along. He failed to accept that it was too late for them to get back together, Daisy moved on like it all meant nothing to her. Gatsby’s and Daisy’s love story was all a tragedy. Gatsby loved Daisy so much that was what he lived for. Throughout the book, he showed many grand gestures for her but the one that stands out is that he took the blame for Myrtle’s death. …show more content…

“ She wanted her life shaped now, immediately -- and the decision must be made by some force-- of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality-- that was close at hand.” (151) Gatsby loved Daisy and didn’t hesitate for one moment when taking the blame. Daisy didn’t feel the same way, she realized how unstable Gatsby was and decided to return back to Tom. After she supposedly loved Gatsby so much. If this would’ve been told as a love story, Daisy wouldn’t had left Gatsby like that.This can also be an American ideal because people to for what is the most convenient and beneficial for them. Daisy did this exact thing, she knew Gatsby wasn’t the best option for her after she found that he was a bootlegger. She realized Tom would be the best for her, knowing they had been married for years, had a child and had money his whole life. Another American ideal that is shown in this book was the rich, wealthy people or the social classes. The rich were very destructive and arrogant

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