The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The destruction of others relies on the will of one man. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, he takes the reader back to the United States during the roaring twenties. During this time people were very careless and rebellious. All people wanted to do was get rich and buy expensive things and always party. Two of the main characters in this novel are Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Gatsby loves Daisy but daisy is married to another man named Tom Buchanan. Daisy is a beautiful woman who loves the attention from people. Jay Gatsby on the other hand just loves Daisy and is willing to buy her the world so they can be together. Gatsby tries to win her back throughout the novel. Daisy is a self-absorbed, vacuous socialite whose decisions lead to the destruction of Gatsby.
Daisy Buchanan’s actions and words show the reader how she is capable of destroying a man like Gatsby, and how a woman like Daisy Buchanan thinks. Daisy has a young daughter with her husband Tom. As she is talking to Nick she explains what she hopes her daughter becomes: “the best thing a girl can be is a ‘beautiful little fool’. This shows that she lacks conviction and sincerity, and that she values materials over all else” (Floreman).During the time period of the roaring twenties women did not have as many rights as they do today. When Daisy says that she wants her daughter to be a beautiful little fool, she wants her daughter to be like her. A beautiful little fool would be a person who is very…

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