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How Does Daisy Relate To The Great Gatsby

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“Million Dollar Man,” sung by Lana Del Rey describes the relationship between Daisy and Gatsby because it discloses the conflicts within their relationship and their feelings. The song title itself accurately describes Gatsby’s character because he is a wealthy “million dollar man” who is sought after only for his wealth and status. The first two lines of the song relate to when Gatsby and Daisy had to say their goodbyes because Gatsby was leaving to fight in the war. It can be inferred that during their last few moments together, Gatsby told Daisy about how much he loves her and how she is “the most exotic flower” to him because Daisy reciprocated the same feelings and agreed to wait for his return from war. The lines “I don’t know how you convince them and get them, but I don’t know what you do, it’s unbelievable,” refers to how no one is certain of how Gatsby obtained his wealth due to his business dealings being illegitimate, yet he continues to fool everyone into overlooking the truth.…show more content…
The adjectives “dangerous, tainted, and flawed” can refer to when Jay Gatsby used to be James Gatz or it can refer to Gatsby being a changed man due to the effects of being wealthy. Del Rey includes the line “One for the money, and two for the show” as an allusion to Elvis Presley’s song “Blue Suede Shoe” and implies that the subject of the song is only interested in the relationship for the man’s money and the experiences his wealth can give
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