What Does The Flowers Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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28 February 2012 The Corrupted Creature In the Victorian period, certain flowers had specific meanings, mostly because the selection of flowers was limited and people used to communicate more through gestures and symbols rather than words. Now days, there are no rules. People have created their own meanings for flowers, whether a reminder of a special event or memory or even a favorite color. Since an important character from The Great Gatsby has the name of a flower it seems only fitting to have done some research. The name Daisy means innocence, could anything be more ironic? In the Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald the character Daisy Buchanan radiates an essence of purity, innocence and caring, yet hidden under her white dress is a corrupted creature. Like flowers colors are also associated with…show more content…
When Nick and Daisy are alone for the first time she states, “Well, I’ve had a very bad time…and I’m pretty cynical about everything” (21). Daisy speaks as if her life is completely miserable and she also doesn’t seem to believe that any of it is her fault. What a lie. From the very beginning of their [Tom and Daisy] marriage, Daisy knew Tom was unfaithful, “If he left the room for a minute she’d look around uneasily and say ‘Where’s Tom gone?’ and wear the most abstracted expression until she saw him coming in the door” (82). Before this line, Jordan remarks that she’s “never seen a girl so mad about her husband,” it’s more like Daisy was mad with worry that her husband was off with some other woman. That’s why she would look “uneasy” when he wasn’t around, because she knew of the possibility. Daisy, entirely aware of her husband’s infidelities does nothing to stop them yet she complains that she is unhappy. She has no right to do so seeing as she had the choice of not marring Tom but

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