Gatsby Unintelligent Quotes

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“I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool—that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (17). The quote above is from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This quote is said by Daisy Buchanan who was talking to Nick Carraway about her daughter. When Daisy made this statement she was talking about how she wishes her daughter to have less smarts and more beauty so she wouldn't have to worry about being cheated by her husband. This means that Daisy wishes herself to be unintelligent so she wouldn't have to live life worrying about the secret affair Tom has. Being unintelligent gives the advantage of not knowing the things happening in the surrounding. Knowing less, leads to a better life, in Daisy's eyes. This quote illustrates the ideals of women in the Roaring Twenties. Quotes such as: “Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where” (16), “ ‘She might have the decency not to telephone him at dinner time. Don’t you think?’ Almost before I had grasped her meaning there was the …show more content…

“Sophisticated — God, I’m sophisticated!” (17), and “ ‘I’m p-paralyzed with happiness.’ She laughed again, as if she said something very witty” (8), helps develop this

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