Socialite In The Great Gatsby

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Fashionably forward, and invited to all social events, does a socialite care about others or do they just care about what helps to push them forward during their life. While these people are considered the top of their class they may have dark secrets that follow them. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby dies because of the actions of one character, Daisy Buchanan. Daisy Buchanan is portrayed as a wealthy self-absorbed socialite who leads to the destruction of Jay Gatsby.

During the novel The Great Gatsby, there are many ways that show how Daisy Buchanan is self-absorbed. As shown here in chapter 7, “‘Was Daisy driving?’ ‘Yes’ he said after a moment, ‘But of course I’ll say I was’” (Fitzgerald 8. 143). This quote shows
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This quote is proven because Gatsby picks a certain place to live. He chose West Egg, not only to show that he is new money, but was directly across the bay from none other than Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Mr. Gatsby could never forget about her, even if he tried, “Nick reveals indirectly that Gatsby sees Daisy everywhere he goes.” (A Propensity to Love…Or Not: Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan are and Are Not “Women in Love”). No matter where he went, Mr. Gatsby could find something that reminded himself of Daisy, she had changed the way he lived and thought. Gatsby wanted to be one thing he never was, he wanted to be able to say he was born rich, “He is intrigued by the promise of Daisy’s world-one which he never before experienced because of his lower class.” (A Propensity to Love…Or Not: Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan are and Are Not “Women in Love”). Not only has Daisy intrigued Gatsby, but also her lifestyle, Gatsby wanted to live that way. When Gatsby thinks about his life, he is scared, “He’s terrified that he’ll always be ‘Mr. Nobody from Nowhere.’” (The Problem With The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan). If he could marry Daisy and live her life, he would have everything he wanted. Their money separates them from each other, “Gatsby reassures…show more content…
Gatsby like the other men who loved Daisy, “[They] are all hoping to be the one to finally pin her down, to be the only fellow she ever loved.” ” (The Problem With The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan). Gatsby wasn’t the only one to love Daisy. What about the people she knew before him or her husband Tom, he had to love her. Right? Gatsby didn’t think so, “ ‘I don’t think she ever loved him’ Gatsby turned around…and looked at me… ‘Of course she might have loved him even for a minute when they were first married’…” (Fitzgerald 8. 152). Gatsby thought he was the only one who loved Daisy; could she have just tricked him into this, feeling like he was the only person she loved? Her personality was unlikable to some people, “A rather unpleasant inamorata, at best infantile and impressionable and at worst, possibly selfish to the point of pathology.” (The Problem With The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan). To many people this personality would not come off as appealing, but Gatsby had fallen in love with Daisy, her uncaring personality had not bothered him, it was just something she could use to help herself get ahead in life. Like her husband Tom, they both cared about what was best for themselves. And poor Gatsby may have never mattered to Daisy at all. Thought of in harsh ways, “She’s a woman of ‘Vicious emptiness’ of ‘Criminal Amorality,’ a ‘destroyer’ and ‘femme redeemer.’” (The Problem With The
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