The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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We all have people in our lives who appear to be perfect. Although behind the facade they put on themselves, they are often not the people who we believe them to be. We may believe that they are incredibly wonderful, do no wrong, and would never hurt anyone, but that is mistaken. This can be proved throughout the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The story takes place during the extravagant 20’s, and revolves around the two charterers of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Day by day, Gatsby falls more in love with the Daisy, a siren of a socialite who manipulates him to no end. Jay will do anything to make Daisy fall back in love with him. In short, Daisy Buchanan is a self-absorbed, vacuous socialite whose decisions lead to the destruction of Jay Gatsby.
Daisy appears angel like, perfection from all angles. “She’s the most desirable debutante, the ever evading maid. She’s warm, feverish, thrilling, a siren, an enchantress.”(Baker) Daisy has all these alluring qualities which draw men to her, along with the fact that she is old money and is on top of the social ladder. Although Daisy may appear faultless she is anything but. Through Daisy’s crafty manipulation, she hurts Gatsby with the way she makes herself sought after with simple words. Nick informs the audience about Daisy and her power of speech throughout the novel. For example, he states” I’ve heard it said that Daisy’s murmur was only to make people to lean towards her, an irrevent critic that made it not…

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