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Behind every great man is a beautiful, charming maiden who holds his heart. What if this woman was not
absorbed with taking care of his heart but was completely absorbed with money, reputation, and her own needs. In
Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Mrs. Daisy Fay Buchanan is the object of affection or the "rock of [Gatsby's] world."(99)
All Daisy's life she has wanted to be noticed, to be heard, and to be loved. However, when everything she has always
wanted is being held in her hands, in the form of Gatsby, Daisy chooses money as her form of happiness ultimately
leading to her misery.
Daisy's action and choices are extremely defined by her "East egg" way of life, which is a representation of old
money and high class society within the novel. In short, Daisy thinks with her wallet instead of using her common
sense, her head, or her heart. When reading the novel "it [seems]…the thing for Daisy to do [is] to [leave Tom], child in
arms"(20) but unfortunately "there are no such intentions in her head". The reason being, Tom is her financial prov...
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...aisy is the definition of charm and beauty, she will never allow herself to
hold his heart. Daisy's love for money, her reputation, and her own needs have ultimately led to her down fall. Daisy
chose to marry Tom and his wealth over being Gatsby's foundation of love. Daisy believed money would give her the
attention, giver her the voice, and give her the love she wanted all her life. However, all she has received from pursuing money is misery.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby
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