Daisy's Identity In The Great Gatsby

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There are several components to a person; each one affected by different things: relationships, family history, gender, race and ethnicity, and a surrounding society. It is also these components that create a character in literature, which explains why characters can seem so relatable. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, characters are lost in an array of parties, clubs, and events that have no purpose. Life in the 1920s seems glamorous and wonderful; however, it is the underlying corruption and deception that causes the eye to only see the glamor. One of Fitzgerald’s main characters, Daisy Buchanan, is depicted with the elegance and glamor that she should have; however, she is as corrupt and desperate as the rest of society. Due to Daisy’s behavior, her character …show more content…
Gender is an aspect of one’s identity. Every person identifies with a gender because it is a classification that allows him/her to be who he/she is within a group of similar individuals. In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan uses her gender to empower and disempower herself during certain circumstances. One of Daisy’s most notable characteristics is her melodic voice which she controls and can change to reflect her mood in an instant. When Daisy’s cousin, Nick Carraway, attends a dinner party at Daisy’s house, Nick realizes that “It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down, as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again...there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget” (Fitzgerald 9). Nick ponders why men, such as Jay Gatsby, are attracted to Daisy. It is her voice, a melodic tune, that attracts men as if they are under her spell. Daisy’s voice is something that others hang onto every last syllable because they may never hear it

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