Due to the lack of a loving relationship, the Buchanans cheat on each other constantly without care. Tom has an affair with Myrtle Wilson, who is engaged to George Wilson. Daisy forgives Tom for doing so because of his affluence: “Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time." (Fitzgerald 251-252). Daisy was a trophy wife; Tom did not truly love her, for he is married to her because of her beauty.
The readers can sense that Havisham is extremely justified in her feelings and she blames her ex-fiance entirely for this. Her lover was the one who made her who she is now; she is isolated, angry, and even mad. Ever since the day of their scheduled marriage, Havisham believes that love is like a “red balloon” bursting - love does not last forever. Love is fragile. Love is nothing but an illusion.
Daisy displays her greed throughout the novel; she marries Tom Buchanan because of his wealth. Gatsby himself realizes Daisy’s obsession with money: “‘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’” (Fitzgerald 130). The quote reveals
Tom, Nick and Gatsby. Their interactions mirror Fitzgerald’s feelings for his beloved wife and the trials and tribulations they dealt with through their complicated relationship. Daisy is fickle, shallow and bored with her life; she hides behind her wealth when her life becomes complicated instead of making life-changing decisions. Daisy and her husband Tom take their inherited wealth for granted they obtain all they desire and treat people with disrespect and maintain an elitist class. Daisy marriage to Tom provides her with security.
Georgiana can be viewed as the protagonist of the story. Georgiana in the story is depicted as this beautiful woman who her husband Aylmer only dislikes one of her qualities/features which is her birthmark. The birthmark is described to represent a red hand on her cheek. Initially when Aylmer asks her if she has ever thought about getting her birthmark removed she thinks of it as a joke and begins to blush. It is not until that she realizes that he was in fact serious that she becomes somewhat distraught with him for rejecting her as she is.
In Book IV of The Aeneid it stated that, “She prayed for death being heartsick at the mere sight of heaven” (Virgil 598-600). This statement in the text shows how deeply invested Dido is to Aeneas. So “in love” that she could not bare to live without him, contemplating suicide. This contemplation is soon turned into action as she, “Crumpled over the steel blade,and the blade aflush with red blood,drenched her hands”. Dido’s addiction blinds her from reasoning with her
Daisy shows the deadly sin of greed, as she does not appreciate the love Gatsby has towards her, but more the money aspect, through the throwing of the shirts and being able to fulfill her wants .When in reality Daisy really does not love Gatsby, the way she did five years ago. Thus through temptation Daisy was able to achieve her wants, by tempting Gatsby through love. Both men are under the temptation by a women from an affair, to meet the benefit of the women character. The strong power of feminism shines out, as the women try to manipulate the men into gaining love and wealth for their own well-being. John, however is able to avoid the temptation from Abigail, but on the other hand Gatsby is not able to control himself.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby,” Daisy Buchanan struggles to free herself from the power of both Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, whom both use their wealth and high standings as a way to dictate power over and impress others. Fitzgerald purposely develops Daisy as selfish and “money hungry” character when she chooses Tom, a rich man, over Gatsby, a poor man (who she was in love with), which establishes her desire for power that she never achieves.
Fitzgerald uses Daisy as the epitome of wealth, calling her “the golden girl” with a voice “full of money” (120). While Daisy may seem perfect, it becomes apparent that her life is far from flawless when Nick learns that her husband is having an affair, and her reputation is even further tainted when Daisy herself has an affair with Gatsby. By showing that Daisy is a trophy in Gatsby’s eyes, Fitzgerald makes his strongest case for the corruption of the upper class. If the golden girl, the perfect woman, leads a life so lacking in morality, what could this possibly mean for the rest of the elite? By making it clear that Daisy is considered to be the ultimate prize, Fitzgerald clearly shows that the wealth of the upper class has given them more power than they know what to do with, leading to seemingly nonexistent morals and a lifestyle so detached from reality that they cannot even see their
Her conflict began when her father betroths her to a rich suitor (Grimm & Grimm, 1812b). She is portrayed to be cautious and suspicious of her betrothed and as we can see later in the tale, rightly so. “But the girl didn’t care for him as a girl should care for her betrothed, and she didn’t trust him. Whenever she looked at him or thought of him, her heart filled with dread” (Grimm & Grimm, 1812b, p.151). The characteristics associated with this bride are helpful for identifying her as the hero of the story, her caution and canniness led to the punishment of the villainous robber.