Analysis Of Daisy In Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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Have you ever read a book or even experienced in real life, a situation where people believe someone is innocent and would never do any harm, but in the end you ultimately find out they are nowhere near what you thought they were. Some people claim to be something they are not. In The Great Gatsby, Daisy was portrayed as an innocent woman, but turned out to be the opposite.
Daisy was cheating on Tom with Gatsby. Gatsby and Daisy already had history, even before Tom came into the picture, since Gatsby was indeed Daisy 's first love than there was a better chance of them having an affair now. When Daisy received a letter from Gatsby it made her doubt her wedding with Tom and was ready to just stop it, but her desire for money was stronger (“Herstory”
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When Nick was talking to Daisy, she said “I 'm glad it 's a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool - that 's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). No mother would actually wish that for her child, Daisy only cares about Pammy marrying a rich guy. Daisy treats Pammy as if she is an object (Fitzgerald 117). When Daisy introduces Pammy to Gatsby, she shows her around as if she is a item, not her child. No caring mother would treat their child that way. Daisy was planning on running away with Gatsby, but not once did she mention taking her daughter with or even worrying about how Pammy’s life would be if she had no choice but to stay with Tom. Daisy didn 't show any signs of genuinely caring for her …show more content…
“They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house” (Fitzgerald 8). When Nick first sees Daisy, she is dressed in white possibly symbolizing purity and innocence, but the color white also stands for worthlessness, therefore foreshadowing Daisy’s true self. "Daisy is responsible for the hit-and run, but she never tells Tom how Myrtle was killed (letting Gatsby take the blame)" (The Great Gatsby and the American Dream). Daisy could have come forth and told the truth so Gatsby, the man she loved, wouldn 't experience any trouble. Instead she let him take the blame and all he earned was death and she didn 't even go to his funeral when it was basically her fault he was even dead in the first

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