Daisy lacks morals because she consistently betrayed Gatsby. Daisy’s first betrayal was when she married Tom while Gatsby tried to receive an education. It was then Gatsby was determined to get her back. The second betrayal was when she told Tom she loved Gatsby but then recanted her statement shortly after. The third betrayal is what led to Gatsby’s death at the hands of Myrtles husband. After killing Myrtle by running her over, she neglects to tell Tom that she was driving and not Gatsby. “Finally, in an act of ultimate social betrayal, Daisy fails to attend Gatsby’s funeral” (Settle 118). While Tom and Daisy may have also represented the American dream, their lack of morals, commitment and dreams ultimately contradicted it.
They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had