The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan Character Analysis

468 Words2 Pages

Daisy Buchanan has fallen from grace down a never ending rabbit hole, but the only phrase that can have jested is, “Oopsy Daisy!”. Consequently, Mrs. Buchanan’s charming insignificant head is filled to the brim and practically overflowing as she contemplates all the ways she can achieve her dream of a flawless life. Spoiler alert, she will never see her dream sprout into a reality as long as she stays put in her dollhouse. Daisy’s dreams are simple, more money, attention, and status are all she desires to acquire her American Dream. Staying with Tom, having an affair with her past love, Gatsby, and taking off her Mrs. Perfect mask are her reasons for failure. Through Daisy, Fitzgerald is communicating that she is the American Dream, and anyone trying to achieve this goal will always fail in the end. Daisy Buchanan is the wrecking ball to her own demise, for she craves more attention, but she gives into temptation and symbolizes that the American Dream is a setup for failure. Moreover, with money on the mind, who has more dollar signs? Jay Gatsby or Tom Buchanan? …show more content…

This suggestion that her voice is dripping with money proves that she desires more, for she displays her status in any way possible. Tears come to her eyes as she catches sight of Gatsby’s expensive shirts from England. In order to get her American Dream, Daisy needs Gatsby’s wealth which conquers Tom’s inferior amount of money. If Daisy leaves Tom for Gatsby, a domino effect will take place on all of her status, positive reputation, and how the high-class people will view her. Between a rock and a hard place, Daisy finds herself caught in everything she wants and the consequences she can not handle that will come with her nuclear

Open Document