Analysis Of ' The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Lena Robbins 2nd Period Body Biography Project Head (Money) “Her voice is full of money… that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in in… high in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl…” (Fitzgerald 120). Money is constantly on Daisy’s mind. Tom, who is rich, relates to money and this keeps Daisy’s social status as “old money”. Money allows Daisy to be desired by men and helps her because she does not have to worry about that aspect of her life. Gatsby cannot be with Daisy because he does not have a wealthy, East egg status like she desires. Daisy ultimately values her social status more than her romantic love. Tom, has an outstanding social status, which is why Daisy stays with him. Even though Gatsby goes…show more content…
He “began throwing them, one by one” (92) depicting his obsession and love for Daisy, doing everything to impress her. The impact of the shirts is not lost in Daisy’s mind. She is always appreciative of any display of materialism. The display of his wealth through the shirts of every texture, color, and style overwhelms her, causing her to cry. She is crying because of the display of wealth she sees in front of her, not over a lost love. The shirts make her realize the life that she could have had and how far Gatsby has gone to win her heart. Gatsby’s signs of affection lead to Daisy’s thoughts and emotions causing her to cry. As allegorically portrayed, Daisy represents the American dream. By characterizing Daisy as innocent and perfect, Fitzgerald posits the idea that Gatsby will never be able to achieve what he wants, which is the American dream. Gatsby went through so many obstacles to win Daisy including: the position of his house, the lavished parties, and the materialistic items. Sadly, he is blinded by his obsession over Daisy which makes him oblivious to get over his past. He plans his entire life around her and wants perfection, including Daisy to tell Tom she never loved him. Even if Daisy did want to be with Gatsby, Daisy thinks “[Gatsby] wants too much” (132) and she is not enough for his high expectations. She cannot “help what’s past” (132) so she continues her life
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