Daisy Buchanan Quotes In The Great Gatsby

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In society people’s egos appear to come before the ones they love. The wealthy, Kentucky born Daisy Buchanan is Jay Gatsby’s one and only true love. While Gatsby is off in the military, selfish Daisy sets aside her love for Gatsby to marry the extremely wealthy Tom Buchanan. The careless couple is secretly having affairs behind the others back, Daisy with Gatsby, as well as Tom with Myrtle Wilson. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Daisy determines the unexpected deaths of Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby. Daisy Buchanan is a self-absorbed, vacuous socialite whose decisions lead to the destruction of both Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson.
Daisy Buchanan’s failure as a wife is her first flaw the reader is exposed to. After being
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Promising she’d be waiting for his return from the war, Daisy leaves Gatsby heartbroken when he discovers she didn’t stay loyal to him when finding a richer man than he was at the time. Unknowing of this while away Gatsby continues to fall head over heels for Daisy in awe of every little thing she did. It’s stated, “He fell in love with Daisy Fay [Buchanan] while he was a poor army officer stationed in Louisville, but his love for her distracted him from his ambitions” (Tate 99). Gatsby gets distracted from his life dreams to stay loyal to Daisy while she goes ahead to find a richer man than Gatsby. Not only Is Daisy un-loyal to Gatsby, but Tom as well. She doesn’t stay true to Tom when going off to spend time with Gatsby. She is also constantly flirting with others and leading people on even as a married woman. You can refer to this when it was said, “One moment, she appears to be roiled by turbulent emotions; the next, she’s smirking at her guests and making them doubt her basic sincerity” (Baker). As if betraying Gatsby and Tom’s loyalty wasn’t enough Daisy continues to abuse her loyalty with her own cousin Nick. Tom demands to know, “’Did you give Nick a little heart-to-heart talk on the veranda?’ demanded Tom suddenly. ‘Did I?’ She looked at me. ‘I can 't seem to remember, but I think we talked about the Nordic race. Yes, I 'm sure we did. It sort of crept …show more content…
Daisy betrays Gatsby while off at war for the wealthier Tom. Other characters but them slowly begin to realize this along with the reader. It was said, “’Her voice is full of money.’ He said suddenly. That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money-that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it” (Fitzgerald 120). People see her filled with money instead of love, which she claims she has with both Tom and Gatsby. While alone with Gatsby he shows Daisy his valued shirts. While looking at them Daisy exclaims, “’They’re such beautiful shirts,’ she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. ‘It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before’” (Fitzgerald 92). Once Gatsby is finally wealthy, Daisy is suddenly re-interested with him. She hasn’t noticed him since his departure, until now. It was said, “Gatsby, soon wealthy himself, bought a mansion on Long Island to be near Daisy, who remains the object of his romantic quest. His goal is for Daisy to renounce her love for Tom and marry Gatsby just as if it were five years before. When Nick warns him that he cannot repeat the past, Gatsby cried incredulously” (Tate 99). Claiming she loved Gatsby and Tom even after the tragic death of her love Gatsby she still didn’t show up to his funeral. She didn’t show up for the celebration of her lover due to a

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