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Daisy's Contribution To The Great Gatsby

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In one of the greatest works of the Twentieth Century, "The

Great Gatsby" by F.Scott Fitzgerald, there are many dynamic and

round characters which greatly add to the story's theme. One

character, Daisy Fay Buchannon, is made essential by way of her

relation to the theme. With her multi-dimensional personality

and relation to the conflicts, she becomes needed in order to

convey the meaning. Not only this, but she is also an important

part of the plot.

Daisy Buchannon is a round and dynamic character with many

different sides to her personality. Early on in the book, she is

portayed as sweet and innocent. Her white and seemingly floating

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 also keeps a daughter around as a show

toy. Whenever company comes over, she beckons for the little

girl to come and put on a little act for everyone. This is

signifies her life. She is kept in the closet until it's time to

show off for company. Daisy becomes radiant and personable.

When everyone has gone, she is a bored housewife, of no

importance to the world wondering aloud what she is going to do

with the rest of her life. She appears to be bored yet innocent

and harmless. Yet her innocense is false. Simply a materialistic

young girl and has little mind of her own is underneath all of

that covering. Daisy rediscovers her love with Gatsby because of

his nice shirts and large house. Daisy has been well trained in

a rich family. She has grown up with all of the best. When

Gatsby failed to contact her, she went off and married another

man, without evening having heard word from Gatsby. All of these

many and round characteristics add complications to the plot and

dimension to the meaning she adds to the book.

The afore mentioned characteristics also help to create some

of the main conflicts. Daisy was involved in the conflict

between her and Tom. Tom had a mistress and Daisy was upset by

it. Another conlfict is her love affair with Gatsby. Her

appearent sweetness and innocence allow Gatsby to fall in love

with her. But her impatience and ingorance of true love or the

meaning of truth or compassion allow her to flawlessly marry Tom,

without a sober thought of Gatsby. He falls for her, which leads

up to the further

conflict. The conflict is, whether or not she

will fall in love with Gatsby. Gatsby is still in love with her

after five years. He hopes and dreams that she is too. This

creates another conflict: Gatsby's dream. When Gatsby was

seventeen, he dreamed of being



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