Daisy And Daisy's Dream In The Great Gatsby
When Daisy marries Tom "without so much as a shiver" she becomes an empty person, who lives, but takes no joy in it. It could be said that she just exists. When Gatsby returns with all her old dreams in his hat and his glittery mansion across the bay, like some handsome prince come to rescue her, Daisy tries but cannot return to the time that Gatsby has been living in for the past five years. She has become the shell that Jordan fixed up and sent off to a wedding, one of the "careless people" that Nick describes her as.
Tom and Jordan are careless and destructive because they never have anything to care about. For them, life …show more content…
It is the death of his dream of utopia. He discovers that Daisy's gold is money, not her soul. Nick describes the new world that the storyteller faces the night he lays his dreams to rest "material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about . . . " (page 168). Gatsby must have looked out upon a world he thought loved him, that he thought valued things like dreams and happiness, and the shock at what he found there, at what he found both in the emptiness of Daisy and the indifferent machine of the city were what killed all that he had ever hoped