Daisy And Daisy's Dream In The Great Gatsby

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Register to read the introduction… Daisy at one point in the novel suddenly rebelled, realising that she did not love the man she was going to marry despite his rich gifts, and Jordan describes her struggle " "Tell 'em all Daisy's change her mine. Say ‘Daisy's change her mine!' " She began to cry -- she cried and cried . . . She wouldn't let go of the letter. She took it into the tub with her and squeezed it up into a wet ball and only let me leave it in the soap dish when she saw that it was coming to pieces like snow" (page 83). Society in the form of Jordan Baker was there to spread on more lies to cover the rough spots, to make the surface elegant and hope no one had depth enough to look beneath it.
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
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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

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