Character Analysis Of Daisy Buchanan In 'The Great Gatsby'

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English 3 the Great Gatsby Essay In the novel The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the characteristics that erupted in the 1920’s. The character Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby came off as a sweet and lovely person, but by the end of the novel the true Daisy comes out. The whole book draws out Daisy and each of the other characters and as the book goes on she becomes a conceded type of a person that is all about the upper class. F. Scott Fitzgerald conveys Daisy in the start of the novel as she is kind, thoughtful and sort of vulnerable. Then about the middle of the novel she starts to cheat on Tom and starts to reveal the true Daisy who is all about money who grew up rich and will only settle with a rich life. Finally…show more content…
This is tied into the 1920s though the new morals and standards of young women that were coming to power in the 1920’s. As they were in the hotel, Gatsby springs up and says “She never loved you, do you hear? He cried. She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me” (137) Gatsby is telling of how Daisy Buchanan is no longer loyal to Tom and how she now wants him back because he has run into money. Through Daisy, F. Scott Fitzgerald use of this character to exposes the new class that only wants to party and spend money. Daisy herself is old money locked in to the life of fortune.“But what gave it an air of breathless intensity was that Daisy lived there-it was as casual a thing to her as his tent out at camp was to him. There was a ripe mystery about it, a hint of bedrooms upstairs more beautiful and cool than other bedrooms, of gay and radiant activities taking place through its corridors and of romances that were not musty and laid away already in lavender but fresh and breathing and redolent of this year’s shining motorcars and of dances who’s flowers were scarcely withered” (155-156). This is proof that Daisy is in it for the money and is now leaving Tom Buchanan for Jay Gatsby. Gatsby happened to be her old love that was to poor for her until after the war. Though Daisy’s expensive taste starts to expose itself, an even more unfriendly Daisy Buchanan starts to
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