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Daisy’s Character in the Great Gatsby

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Essay title: Daisy’s Character in the Great Gatsby

Perhaps the most important fiction work of the decade, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is an account of the self-absorbtion of the rich in the 1920's. Daisy Buchanan, the object of the title character's desire, is the most significant woman in the novel. Daisy resembles most of Fitzgerald's other female characters in her situation, personality and actions.

The characteristics of Daisy and her social status are similar to those of the typical Fitzgerald female character. Daisy is youthful and beautiful. "Daisy took her face in her hands as if feeling its lovely shape . . . ." Most of Fitzgerald's female characters are involved with wealthy men, and Daisey is married to one. Tom ". . . hired a whole floor of the Muhlbach Hotel . . ." for his and Daisy's wedding. Daisy had been extremely popular as a younger woman. She was "'. . . by far the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville.'" Besides

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