"The Great Gatsby" Essay

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The novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel that depicts the shallowness of life. The American Dream is a large part of Fitzgerald novel. The American Dream involves being wealthy, which wouldn't cause you to have to think about any others things because money could attain everything in life, but the American Dream also has to involve a persons physical and spiritual strength. In Fitzgeralds' novel the characters thoroughly corrupt the meaning of the "American Dream" as a result of their lack of morals and ethics.Daisy is one of the characters that exemplifies the theme of destruction of the American Dream. Daisy is a round character in the novel causing her to have many personalities. Earlier in the book, she is portrayed as sweet and innocent. Her white and dress appeals to Nick in this way. She grew up as "the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville." Even then she dressed in white.Daisy asks Nick if the people in Louisville talk about her and miss her. This shows that Daisy is extremely materialistic and only cares about what people think. She never asked about how the people she had lived with and spoke with were feeling but she asked what people said about her. Daisy represents a materialistic young girl that has mind of her own. Daisy rediscovers her love with Gatsby because of his "nice shirts" , "large house", and his wealth . "They're such beautiful shirts, " she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. Daisy lived in a wealthy background her whole life. She grew up with all of the best.Azra When Gatsby didn't contact Daisy because he wasn't wealthy enough for her she went off and married another man, only because " Rich girls don't marry poor boys" Daisy was brought up that way therefore she wouldn't even think twice about Gatsby since he was poor. Daisy never cared about how other people felt she only cared about herself. " I've got something to tell you, old sport- " began Gatsby. But Daisy guessed at his intention. " Please don't!" she interrupted helplessly." Please let's all go home. Why don't we all go home?" " That's a good idea." I got up. " Come on, Tom. Nobody wants a drink." In the hotel room the scene full of emotion Daisy forbids Gatsby to speak about their affair and how Daisy really loved Gatsby and not Tom, when Daisy heard those words come out of Gatsby's mouth she went crazy she didn't want her "perfect" life get ruined by this imperfection of having an affair with another man. Daisy tries to change the subject and try to leave to run away from the problem and not take it like responsible- sible...

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