The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

1280 Words Feb 18th, 2018 5 Pages
Daisy masks her true craving for power by displaying a facade of innocence. Daisy sees herself as a higher authority, but others see this as an image of innocence. When Nick first arrives at the Buchanan home, he immediately notices Daisy and Jordan Baker laying on a couch. Daisy seems to be formless and unaware of everything going on around her. “The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white” (12) Daisy appears to be above everyone else, being “buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. The “enormous couch,” represents a cloud on which she can float on without a worry in her mind. She is then described as being “in white” which offers her an angelic-like appearance. Angels are seen as unaltered, pure beings who live in the clouds and Daisy embodies that character. Daisy proceeds to portray her image of innocence by her constant inaction. Daisy is described as “the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville,” by Jordan Baker during her conversation with Nick at the Plaza Hotel (79). Daisy was the woman every man wanted because, “She dressed in white and had a little white roadster and all day long the telephone…