Daisys Character in The Great Gatsby Essay

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Daisys Character in The Great Gatsby

Perhaps the most important fiction work of the decade, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott
Fitzgerald, is an account of the self-absorbtion of the rich in the 1920's. Daisy
Buchanan, the object of the title character's desire, is the most significant woman in the
novel. Daisy resembles most of Fitzgerald's other female characters in her situation,
personality and actions.


The characteristics of Daisy and her social status are similar to those of the typical
Fitzgerald female character. Daisy is youthful and beautiful. "Daisy took her face in her
hands as if feeling its lovely shape . . . ." Most of Fitzgerald's female characters are
involved with wealthy men, and Daisey is married to one. Tom ". . . hired a whole floor of
the Muhlbach Hotel . . ." for his and Daisy's wedding. Daisy had been extremely popular as
a younger woman. She was "'. . . by far the most popular of all the young girls in
Louisville.'" Besides having the usual situation for one of Fitzgerald's female
characters, Daisy also has a similar personality.


Daisy's personality was not unlike those of other Fitzgerald woman characters. She has a
particularly enchanting quality that draws people to her. She talks to Nick ". . . in her
low, thrilling voice." Daisy displays frivilous attitudes. She shows her daughter to
friends like an attractive object. Daisy says to her daughter, "'. . . your mother wanted
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