Daisy's Choice

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Daisy’s Choice

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was a book which transcended through time. Its characters and their characteristics gave and still give its readers a look into human lives and the human flaws which accompany. The characters in the Great Gatsby are complex and they are all static characters. The whole book is centered on the relationships between the characters. Each relationship has kinks and each relationship has a shadow which leaves the relationships incomplete. The relationship between Gatsby and Daisy is the main one in the book, but the surrounding relationships all have a great affect on the main relationship and the whole book. In the end, through all the pain, love, and confusion, Daisy chooses Tom Buchanan instead of Jay Gatsby. Daisy Buchanan makes the right choice to stay with her husband, Tom Buchanan, rather than go with Gatsby, because of their personalities and backgrounds, and their motivation for love. Daisy Buchanan symbolizes different things to different people. She symbolizes everything that is immoral and corrupt to the readers, but to Gatsby, she is everything he has dreamed of since he was a young boy. Daisy is introduced in the book first as a girl with “an absurd, charming, little laugh” (Gatsby, 8) and her “charm” and giddiness were exposed. This is the socialite in Daisy; this is her personality on the surface. She is happy, bubbly, and vapid on the outside. However, on the inside, Daisy is a shrewd woman, who knows the ways of the world, and has faced hard choices in her life. Her inner person is revealed by her wish that her daughter would grow to be a “beautiful, little fool”. (Gatsby, 17) In this statement, she reveals her dissatisfaction with the way that Tom treats her and in her own way she believes that it is her fault. Daisy is somewhat disillusioned by society and she often tries to fit herself into the mold of a perfect woman for the ages. Her attention seeking ways are very different from...
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