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Gatsby's Daisy: Good Girl Gone Bad

            Daisy seemed to be the perfect girl as she was growing up. She was pretty, well-behaved, and every young boy wanted her. You could say she was "Ms. Popular." But as she grew into a woman, her stunning looks and dazzling personality caused her many problems. These problems eventually led to the death of her best friend and the love of her life, Jay Gatsby. Throughout the whole book, Daisy is made out to be this perfect girl who gets caught between two men, both of whom she swears she loves. But maybe Daisy is not everything she is made out to be. Once she becomes a woman, she turns into something other than the angel she once was as a young girl. .
             Daisy came from a wealthy family. She was expected to marry a rich and prosperous man because of the class of lady that she was. If she were to marry anything but that, it would be considered down-grading herself. Daisy had these standards to live up to, and she fit into them perfectly. She was not the type of girl who was in a relationship for love. In modern times, she would be considered a "gold-digger." She married the most prosperous man in the town of West Egg, Tom Buchanan. He was an awful husband to her. He abused her, cheated on her, and was not there at the time of their daughter's birth. But Daisy was not the innocent wife she made herself out to be either. Some of her misbehavior begins when she re-encounters a man named Jay Gatsby. His neighbor Nick, Daisy's cousin, introduces Jay to Daisy; the two of them had met before when Gatsby was poor, with no prospects. When they first met, it seemed to be love at first sight. When they meet again years later, Gatsby gives Daisy a tour of his Gothic mansion. His point of giving her a tour is to show her his new wealth, (acquired all in an attempt to gain her affection and love). As he provides the tour, he often points out things he thinks will please and tantalize her by making comments like, "See how the whole front of it catches the light" (Pg 95) and "I've got a man in England who buys me clothes, he sends me over a selection of things at the beginning of each season, spring and fall (95).

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