The Great Gatsby/Most Harmful Character

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She Loves Him, She Loves Him Not One’s natural ability is to love things that are beautiful, whether it is a car, a house, or a person. However even something as beautiful and delicate as a rose can be hurtful in the end. Even though Fitzgerald makes Daisy a character worthy of Gatsby’s attention and love, in the end she shows her true colors. She is merely a selfish, shallow, and a hurtful woman. This makes her the most destructive character in The Great Gatsby. Daisy had an otherworldly appeal to her from the very first meeting. When Nick meets with Daisy he says “…looking up into my face promising that there was no one in the world she so much wanted to see. That was a way she had.”(Fitzgerald 13). It is apparent in the beginning why any man would love her. She was like an angel and in a way represented purity, from her white dress to her white car and so on. She had an enticing way of talking that made people listen to every word she said avidly. This façade she pulled off in the beginning faded away with every meeting she had with Nick. As the story continues Daisy’s beauty and charm begins to fade away. It begins to be more apparent that she is a worldly person and all she cares about are material entities. This seems to be the only reason she is still with Tom. She is aware of Toms cheating but she does nothing about it. This shows that she is only with him for his money and power. When Daisy gave birth to Pammy she said “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”(Fitzgerald 21).She implies here that the world is no place for a woman and all she can do is hope to survive through beauty rather than brains. However during the reunion Gatsby is still blinded by his dream. Even though Daisy isn’t the same as he remembers. When at Gatsby’s house she begins to sob into his
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