Why Is Daisy Important In The Great Gatsby

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The roaring twenties was an important part of the history of the United States. The 1920’s taught many Americans that you can be doing well in life, but, even the best of times can have a devastating ending. F. Scott Fitzgerald shows us that in the book The Great Gatsby. The 1920’s were a great fun age to be alive; however, those times came to a crashing end. Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby to show us what life was like in the ‘20’s while also telling us that all parties have to eventually end. The book has an overall concept that money can’t buy the important things in life. Money can’t buy love, which is shown to us through Gatsby and Daisy. Daisy only likes Gatsby because Gatsby gives her everything she’s ever wanted and makes her feel important. Daisy finally felt she had power, and when he dies you see that Daisy never really cared. Friendship is also an important accomplishment in life that money can’t buy. We see that accomplishment at Gatsby’s funeral when you realize how many true friendships he had made over the years. Those friendships were the people he had partied with …show more content…

Many women started to take the role of men in the workplace. Women who worked longed to be independent. Daisy shows us that she is upper class and that she has old money. She desires to be shown love and affection throughout the whole book. She gets with Gatsby because he gives her all of that. She uses her sex appeal to gain power. Jordan is also part of the upper wealthy class and has old money. She is a manipulative cheater and that is how she gains power in the economy. She tries her best to avoid people who judge others’ characters. In the book, Myrtle shows us that she may not be wealthy but wants social advancement. She has power through her sex appeal. The kind of woman you were in the 1920’s depended on what kind of power or appeal you had. They all desired something more than what they had in

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