The Great Gatsby And Daisy Relationship

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Throughout history love has always been a common topic. For better or worse, love clouds the eyes of the parties involved. In Scott Fitzgerald 's, The Great Gatsby, Daisy is Perceived differently by Gatsby than the other characters perceive her. Although Gatsby lacks the social status Daisy seeks, Gatsby goes to great lengths to impress Daisy, ultimately looking to win her heart.
Jay Gatsby was born into a poor family from North Dakota. Gatsby always despised his poverty. Early in the book, Gatsby is described as a dreamer, but he is also mysterious. After working hard in school he was admitted to St. Olaf college - only to drop out two weeks into his freshman semester. Gatsby met Daisy while he was an officer for the Army. It is apparent
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As the reader continues through the book they find out what is so attractive about Daisy: at least in the eyes of Gatsby.
In the beginning, Gatsby loves Daisy because she was the “first nice girl he had ever known” (24). But the love increased as Gatsby associated Daisy with the wealth and surroundings she was a part of. Soon, Daisy resembled everything Gatsby had ever wanted. The idea of tying Daisy and wealth together became ingrained into Gatsby’s conscious. Second, Gatsby learned he could confide in Daisy because it appeared she was always there for him. Gatsby built a mental picture of Daisy that was high above she actually was, as a result, Gatsby never saw the real
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The reader finds out Daisy is not what Gatsby is looking for. Daisy is a selfish, shallow, and is full of questionable character. Although Gatsby thought Daisy was there to comfort him, she actually used Gatsby for herself. Daisy always loved to have someone loving her. Additionally, Gatsby’s ideal of Daisy’s wealth is proven wrong as Fitzgerald describes that Daisy was born into society, she never earned her money. Moreover, Daisy’s current husband, Burchman, is clearly having an affair on her. Again, Daisy chooses to ignore the obvious, this ignorance makes the reader question if Daisy actually loves her husband or loves the attention he gives her. Even more so, Daisy is enamored with Gatsby’s great shirt collection, "They 're such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. "It makes me sad because I 've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before” (119) it is questionable that Daisy is crying over shirts, even though she has been around rich society for her whole life. Lastly, Daisy’s the reader see that she is not well perceived by other characters. At a multitude of Gatsby’s parties, Daisy clearly speaks out against the nouveaux riches, calling them, “tedious and vulgar

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