How Is Daisy Mature In The Great Gatsby

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Daisy Buchanan is a self-absorbed, vacuous socialite whose decisions lead to the destruction of both Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel in which depicts the events of careless snobs, a hopeless romantic, and a man of endless trust. Daisy is more than responsible for creating this tangled mess of events between so many different people’s lives. The finger is also pointed at careless Daisy Buchanan when these series of events lead to a horrifying death of two people. Daisy is a careless creature of many kinds. Her absurd ways of getting both men she loves wrapped around her finger just to eradicate any connection with one of them are characteristics of the crazy egotistical girl she is. …show more content…
However, creating the same spark as they did five years ago proves to be difficult. Therefore, “Daisy’s reputed failure of Gatsby is inevitable; no woman, no human being, could ever approximate the platonic ideal [Gatsby] has invented” (Person 251). Something that Daisy and Gatsby both do not understand is that it is impossible to repeat the past. Because of this, all Daisy can do is dream about her relationship, for she can never have it again. As Daisy secretly meets with Gatsby she says to him, “I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds, and put you in it and push you around” (Fitzgerald 95). This shows Daisy’s desire to get away from the real world, and escape with Gatsby without any consequences. To be more specific, those consequences she is looking to avoid are losing Tom. Of course, Tom’s love, or his money, is not enough for greedy and ignorant Daisy, she needs something more. Daisy feels as if she needs a way to keep both Gatsby and Tom. As she goes out to town with both of her loves she admits to Gatsby while resting in a hotel room, “I love you now- isn’t that enough? I can’t help the past. I did love him once- but I loved you too” (Fitzgerald 261). Here, Daisy confesses her love for both men and causes a very heated fight, which ends with both men taking separate cars home; Daisy with Gatsby and Tom with the …show more content…
Not only does she ruin lives, but she is utterly oblivious to what she is doing. Daisy is described as being, “... a rather unpleasant inamorata, at best infantile and impressionable, and at worst, possibly selfish to the point of pathology” (Baker 1). Daisy seems to be in need of a psychologist after her various acts of extremely childish behavior, and letting people influence her so easily. She has both of the men she is selecting from heavily engulfed by this issue of who is going to win over Daisy’s love. Along with the confusion she causes, she also admits her love, although indirectly, for Gatsby right in front of Tom by saying, “You look so cool... ‘You always look so cool” (Fitzgerald 79). Gatsby, despite Daisy’s obvious careless intentions, seems to be trapped in Daisy’s dark hole when, “His entire heart and imagination are utterly consumed with his romantic image of Daisy Buchanan, a selfish, silly, giddy creature, who turns in the end into a remorseless hit-and-run driver” (Auchincloss 1). Daisy’s true character is hidden behind her positiveness and her mouth full of money. All she really is, is an inhumane and shameless girl. Both Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby are never able to let go of the undeniably beautiful wreck Daisy

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