Character Analysis of Daisy Buchannan
Character Analysis of Daisy Buchannan

Character Analysis of Daisy Buchannan

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In the novel “The Great Gatsby” written by F.

Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy is described ieaders in various ways. In the beginning of the story Daisy is described “by far the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville”. This quote described by Fitzgerald tells the reader that Daisy holds a degree that she has immense beauty which has blinded many men. It means that she holds the popularity status because of the beauty she has. She is also described as “ a beautiful little fool.

” This also indicates that Daisy is simply just beautiful just like an angel pure and white.And in which white could also means lack of morality. Daisy is also revealed as careless, selfish and manipulative by the way she treats her daughter, Pammy. The fact that Daisy left Pammy in care of the nurse, relatives & friends tells the readers that she is careless and uncaring. Daisy also allows Gatsby to take blame for killing a person when she is driving which clearly states that she selfish. Daisy doesn’t care other’s problems but only cares about her own problems – especially her affair with Gatsby (wealth).

Daisy even has selfishness over her daughter, Pammy. She neglects Pammy to take care of her own problems which signifies that she is selfish. Daisy is most importantly obsessed with wealth & power. “ You resemble the advertisement of the man,” she went on innocently. “ You know the advertisement of the man. ” According to this quote, Daisy sees Gatsby as an advertisement that shows she is not the least in

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terested in Gatsby and his love for her.

In fact, Daisy fell in love with Gatsby not for who he is, but for what he represents- wealth. In Daisy’s mind she sees Gatsby as a symbol of eternal wealth. When Daisy is visiting Gatsby’s home, the readers sees that Daisy is eyeing not for true love but for wealth. Daisy’s expression about Gatsby’s luxurious shirts reveals to the readers that Daisy’s inner feelings towards Gatsby is not the man himself but his ‘shirts’ (wealth).

They’re such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful shirts before”. Daisy is also unwilling to give up wealth & power. When Gatsby asks Daisy to tell Tom that ‘she never loved him’, Daisy hesitated. Daisy knows that Tom is also very wealthy & has one thing that Gatsby doesn’t- the status.

Daisy knows Tom comes from a very wealthy & highly-regarded background So Daisy not only seeks for wealth but also for status & power.Daisy’s absence at Gatsby funeral also tells us that Daisy is more obsessed with wealth & status rather than true love. As soon as she knows Gatsby’s background she spurns Gatsby whom she said she had loved. “They had left baggage” “Left no address! ” “Know when they’ll be back?? ” “No”. This showed that she had left to avoid Gatsby’s funeral. Daisy is also shown as outspoken when she tells Gatsby that “ Oh, you want too much! I love you now isn’t that enough.

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”Daisy is used as a symbol throughout the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The flower “Daisy” corresponds to Daisy herself. Daisy is a beautiful yellow flower. Daisy is described as beautiful too, and her attitude is yellow. Yellow symbolizes wealth but also arrogance and dishonesty.

Daisy is modeled after Zelda Fitzgerald as a wildspirited, fun, spoiled and beautiful girl. Fitzgerald describes Daisy as a selfish woman obsessed only with wealth & power throughout the novel.

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