How Is Daisy Buchanan Selfish

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Daisy Buchanan was the love interest of many men, including Jay Gatsby. Gatsby had claimed he was from a wealthy background in order to win Daisy over. This was enough for her, winning Daisy’s heart, but he soon left to fight in the war. Daisy promised Gatsby that she would wait for him until he returns, that when he returned, they could be together, but soon married Tom Buchanan, who could provide her a wealthy life. Because Daisy adopts the role of the a fool, she achieves power, but becomes shallow in the process.
Daisy is not a fool herself, but a social experiment. The older generation values maturity, while the younger generation values recklessness and young love. Daisy’s comment is somewhat sarcastic: while she refers to the social values of the decade, “I hope she’ll be a fool--that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (21). She seems to comments on that a girl can have more fun if she is beautiful and stupid. Daisy herself, often tries to act in such a way. She says what she thinks, and often times it comes out shallow and thoughtless.
In chapter one, Daisy invites Nick …show more content…

Daisy claims to loving Tom, but with Tom’s constant affairs, she’s not sure. Daisy's true image comes out more and more each time she is with Nick. When she hits and kills Myrtle Wilson, she then flees the scene. Perhaps all that white that has surrounded her, in her clothes and pearls, isn't so much purity, but perhaps the white represents a metaphor that nothing always stays pure. To Daisy, Myrtle is replaceable. She was not of the wealthy people, so it didn’t affect the rich. If Daisy had not betrayed Gatsby already, her abandoning him in his death showed her true character. After killing Myrtle, Daisy returns home. She and Tom resolve their differences and leave, moving to another city where they will remain utterly unchanged and life will continue as it always

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