Daisy's Mistakes In The Great Gatsby

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Many suffer from the consequences of their own actions, however it’s not uncommon that one may carry the burden of another’s mistakes. Unfortunately, this is flawlessly displayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Throughout the entirety of the novel, knowingly so Daisy continues to let her irresponsible decisions hurt the ones closest to her. Daisy Buchanan is a self-absorbed vacuous socialite whose decisions lead to the destruction of Gatsby, Myrtle, and Tom. Through murder, heartbreak and lies Daisy destroys others.
Daisy Buchanan’s every decision is for the benefit of herself. Keeping Gatsby around for her own convenience and not committing to Gatsby was the cause of his destruction. Fitzgerald displayed Gatsby to be so hopelessly
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As I previously stated, Daisy’s every decision is strategically made for no one’s benefit but her own. Taking this into consideration, the second Gatsby leaves for war, she simply marries Tom; receiving the benefits of his wealth. Gatsby tries to convince Tom of Daisy’s false motives by saying “she never loved you… she only married you because I was poor” (Fitzgerald 130). This infact is true, as the second Daisy realized Gatsby couldn’t satisfy her financially she found someone who could. Daisy’s only logic for marrying Tom was that no matter the cost, she must keep her social status intact. It’s obvious that Tom was the key to this as opposed to Gatsby. For both Tom and Daisy this is clear to the eye as they are”… perfect examples of wealth…but their lives are empty and without purpose” (Rowel 1). The couple’s lives are so distant and desolate. With Daisy being money hungry and surrounding Tom with false love, Daisy destroys her …show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby with extreme precision and purpose. Every word he wrote played an important role in conveying the destruction of Gatsby, Tom, and Myrtle through Daisy’s fraudulent acts. Fitzgerald reveals the harsh reality that it’s not often that one will come across a true, completely authentic person. He explains how the majority of the upper class allow themselves to cause such disarray, only leaving the consequences in the hands of others. Throughout the novel, it becomes apparent to Daisy that her careless decisions are the main attribute to the raze of the people closest to her. Daisy is a self-absorbed vacuous socialite whose decisions lead to the destruction of Gatsby, Tom and Myrtle. Through murder, heartbreak, and lies Daisy Buchanan destroys

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