April 22, 2013
The Practical “Princess”
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, one of the main characters, Daisy Buchanan is perceived to be a very practical person. When describing someone as being "practical" it means that they are being realistic. This means a person makes sensible decisions and choices, especially the types of decisions and choices that you have to make every day.This person has a level head and can weigh out the options without being consumed with the fantasy of the possibilities. When it comes to Daisy Buchanan she is definitely the type of person to make sensible decisions which are made every day and has a level head which weighs out the options without being consumed with the fantasy of possibilities. In this novel Daisy shows her practical side when they all go into town and Gatsby wants Daisy to tell Tom that she never loved him. Daisy talks about the real reason why they moved to Chicago and is surprised that Tom didn’t share that “spree” with Nick, Gatsby, and Jordan. “Do you know why we left Chicago? I’m surprised that they didn’t treat you to the story of that little spree” (Fitzgerald 139). This is Daisy’s comment to show that Tom is not the man you want to be with. After making that comment Gatsby then proceeds to say, “It doesn’t matter anymore. Just tell him the truth- that you never loved him-and it’s all wiped out forever” (Fitzgerald 139). Daisy has the decision to choose Gatsby and to tell Tom that she never loved him, but in the end she winds up telling Gatsby that at one time she really did love Tom. She tells Gatsby that she loves Gatsby now and asks him why it isn’t enough. After being extremely upset with the situation that has occurred and being put on the spot to choose Gatsby or Tom, Daisy gets extremely upset and runs off with Gatsby chasing her. They leave to drive home and Gatsby not using his common sense lets Daisy drive his car home while she is...
Cited: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, New York, NY.1992.Print.
Donaldson, Scott, Critical Essays on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984. Print
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