How Does Daisy Change In The Great Gatsby

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In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby takes his chances at the American dream in the twentieth century and ends up falling drastically short. Gatsby throws extravagant parties and tries to live a lavish lifestyle hoping to keep up and eventually fall in love with a rich girl named Daisy. Daisy and Gatsby have everything they want in each other pre-war, but once Gatsby comes home his expectations of Daisy fall short. Gatsby spends all of his waking hours pursuing his dream to be with Daisy, however, she does not live up to his standard he had of her before. Both Gatsby and Daisy have changed from when they felt a connection before, and maintaining that connection may not be meant to be. Gatsby’s faith and desire to live richly with Daisy for the rest of his life proves to be a failure and is …show more content…

The green light on Daisy's dock is a constant reminder to Gatsby that she is there, and the possibility for love is still alive. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us” (21). Gatsby's hope in the light coming from the dock shows how he feels towards his future and about Daisy. The light is always on which may mean that Gatsby is always trying to show off to Daisy and win her heart. Even though there is light in this situation, Gatsby is forever reaching towards it but never has full grasp over it. The final blow towards Gatsby's dream comes when he “waited, and about o’clock she came to the window and stood there for a minute and then turned out the light” (147). Gatsby is watching over Daisy to make sure Tom does not hurt her. Gatsby witnesses the final crush to his dream when Daisy turns off the light, putting an end to the struggles. Daisy’s quick and painless effort to shut off the light is similar to how Gatsby is killed. The darkness from Daisy concludes every glimmer of hope that Gatsby once

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