Examples Of Daisy In The Great Gatsby

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“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.” Garrison Keillor, has been called, "One of the most perceptive and witty commentators about Midwestern life" by Randall Balmer in Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism. Throughout The Great Gatsby, Gatsby shows how blind he is when it comes to Daisy. In the novel Gatsby shows the love and compassion that he has for Daisy. Throughout The Great Gatsby, Gatsby reveals the compassion he has for Daisy throughout the choices that he makes.
Buying a house across the bay, and throwing big parties, shows the hope that Gatsby has for him and Daisy. Gatsby will never let go of the idea of him and Daisy together forever. Gatsby wants to be with Daisy so,”’ Gatsby bought the mansion so that Daisy
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Gatsby does not know it, but by taking the blame for the death of Myrtle, he is choosing his own death. While in Nick’s house Daisy remarks, we have not met for many years, Gatsby adds,”’ Five years next November’”(Fitzgerald 87). Nick invited Daisy over for tea, as a part of Gatsby’s plan. Once everyone gets there they all start talking, Daisy says they have not seen each other in so long. Gatsby knows the exact date since the last time that they have seen each other. Once denying the offer to come inside the Buchanans house, Nick explains,”’I had not gone twenty yards when I heard my name and Gatsby stepped from between two bushes into the path’”(Fitzgerald 142). The night of Myrtle’s death Gatsby went to the Buchanan 's house and hid in between two bushes, so that he could watch over Daisy. By sitting outside and watching over Daisy, shows the love and compassion that he has for Daisy, so that she does not get hurt. After Myrtle’s death Nick asks was Daisy driving, Gatsby explains, “’yes’, he said after a moment,’ but of course I’ll say I was’”(Fitzgerald 143). Gatsby takes the blame for Myrtle’s death, by doing this, whether he knows or not, he is choosing his own death. By taking the blame for the death of Myrtle, Gatsby shows the hope he still has for Daisy to come back to him. Each of these quotes show Gatsby looking reality in the eye and denying it, because he is blinded by the love he has
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