The Immorality in The Great Gatsby
Good morning/afternoon Ms fellow classmates,
Today I will analysis F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby which has recently been adapted into a movie from Baz Lurrhman and I will discuss the immorality in the character Daisy Buchanan when she hit Myrtle Wilson her husbands mistress with Jay Gatsby’s car kill her instantly and knowingly drove off without stopping. Then allowing Gatsby to take the blame for it and the subsequently an unexpected punishment.
The character Daisy is loosely based of Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda Fitzgerald. Daisy is beautiful and young woman born into upper classed Louisville Kentucky in what was known as ‘old money’ meaning that she had been born into wealth unlike the ‘new money’ type like Gatsby who was a bootlegger during the prohibition era.
Daisy is described to be innocent and child like. Her innocence is portrayed in the book as always being dressed in white, which symbolises purity. ”She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster”. - Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby. She gives off a child like image when she meets Gatsby,
“I’d like to put you in one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around” – Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby. The way she portrays herself her is not very lustful even if she is in love with the person the image she gives off is very naïve.
But she has a side to her which is gradually is shown more and more through each encountering that is not so innocent and charming as she also very manipulative. “Daisy’s murmur was only to make people lean towards her, an irrelevant criticism that made it no less charming”. – The Great Gatsby She likes to use her charm and her voice which is describe to be ‘full of money’ to affect and make people come to her. She also tells Gatsby that she never loved Tom which was exactly what Gatsby wanted to hear which we find later false because even though she loved Gatsby she will...
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