The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan Quotes

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Although not the main character in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy Buchanan plays a significant role in the book. She is the wife of Tom Buchanan, a rich man who was born into wealth. The absence of morals and ethics that existed in the 1920s is represented by Daisy Buchannan. Up until the moment of his death, she was the focus of Jay Gatsby's universe, yet the whole book demonstrates how cold and unstable she was. She was poisoned by wealth Daisy chooses to disregard her problems because of the amount of money and power she has, and at the end of the book, she just retreats into her cave of wealth. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the book, even says on page 191 “I couldn’t forgive him or like him but I saw that what …show more content…

She didn't wait for Gatsby to come back from the war as she promised him. To justify this statement, I pulled out this quote from page 139 “‘Your wife doesn’t love you,’ said Gatsby. ‘She’s never loved you. She loves me.’ ‘You must be crazy!’ exclaimed Tom automatically. Gatsby sprang to his feet, vivid with excitement. ‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of wait-ing for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me!’ The truth about Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship is revealed on page 141 in this quote “‘You never loved him.’ She hesitated. Her eyes fell on Jordan and me with a sort of appeal, as though she realized at last what she was do-ing—and as though she had never, all along, intended doing anything at all. But it was done now. It was too late. ‘I never loved him,’ she said, with perceptible reluc-tance.” So here, Daisy admitted that she never actually loved Tom, but she was still with him just because of his assets and his wealth. This is another indication of her personality, that even though she really loved Gatsby, Daisy just couldn't take a risk with him and possibly be a lower-class citizen. She chose money over somebody who genuinely cared about her and loved her up until his death, unlike Tom, who was cheating on her

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