The Great Gatsby Character Analysis

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The novel, The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, contains many morally ambiguous characters that cause the readers to wonder what motivates people to do certain things. One of the characters that fit this part is Daisy Buchanan, the wife of Tom Buchanan. The moral ambiguity of Daisy shows when she cheats on Tom with Gatsby, when she runs over Myrtle Wilson and allows Gatsby to take the blame, and when she doesn’t show up to Gatsby’s funeral after his death. Problems with Daisy’s character arise when she begins cheating on Tom with Gatsby. This issue first arises after a date set up by Nick brings Gatsby and Daisy closer together. While Nick is on a date with Jordan, she informs him that Gatsby had approached her inquiring about Daisy. Jordan claimed that Gatsby requested that she tell Nick about plans he had for a meeting with Daisy. The plans being, Nick invites Daisy over for tea, and allows Gatsby to come over to his house as well. Gatsby would arrive, and he would convince Daisy to accompany him to his house, which was next door to Nick’s house. Nick agrees to Gatsby’s hopeful arrangements, and, the following day, calls Daisy to set up a day and time for the encounter. Why Nick decides to help Gatsby in this way is baffling, because, if it all works out as Gatsby hopes it will, Nick would be helping Gatsby convince Daisy to cheat on her husband. When the day and Daisy arrive, Gatsby panics is unable to talk to her. After all this time, he finally gets to see

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