Literary Analysis : Daisy And Myrtle Essay

1142 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Among the upper class in the 1920’s, most people felt entitled to their riches. If they did not have riches, they would do anything to gain money. Daisy and Myrtle were no exception. Daisy may have been born into money while Myrtle had to find her way to it but the two women are very similar. Both women are known to be beautiful but in different ways. Both have relations with Tom Buchanan. Although they have many similarities, there are distinct characteristics that separate the two and make one clearly better than the other.
People’s personalities are constantly judged by their appearance. In Daisy and Myrtle’s cases, their outer looks really reflect who they are. When Daisy is described, it is told that "Her face sad and lovely with bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth..." Everything about Daisy’s characterization makes her seem delicate and makes the reader want to sympathize with her. When she is first introduced in the book, she is wearing a billowing white dress. The white shows her purity. It directly contrasts with the tinted colors that Myrtle is presented in throughout the book. “Mrs. Wilson had changed her costume some time before and was now attired in an elaborate afternoon dress of cream colored chiffon, which gave out a continual rustle as she swept about the room.” The cream color compared to a bleached white gives Myrtle an aura of contamination. When she is first introduced, she is wearing a “a brown figured muslin” dress. All of the dark colors that…

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