The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

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  • Chapter 1: The Harsh Cruel World of Women
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  • Chapter 4: This or That?
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  • Chapter 7: The End of the Beginning 137 143
  • Daisy is a women in the world they live in and women do not get it easy. She has a daughter and she "hopes she'll be a fool" because "that's the best thing a girl can be in [that] world" (Fitzgerald 17). The author's purpose of this scene is to show how women were discriminated back then and how you have to be dumb and beautiful if you want to make it in the world. This also relates to disillusionment because Daisy thinks only her daughter will succeed if she is beautiful.
  • Daisy could not decide who she wanted to be with the day of her wedding. She was given "a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars" by Tom in one hand "and a letter in the other" from Gatsby (Fitzgerald 76). The author's purpose is to show how selfish Daisy was and how she only wanted to be rich and have money. She wanted money over love. This also relates to materialism because Daisy is obsessed with money and having so much of it that she would give up anything for it.
  • Daisy and Gatsby got themselves into an accident by running over Myrtle. Myrtle "rushed out into the dusk, waving her hands and shouting" when she saw Tom's car, but "it, didn't stop" (Fitzgerald 137). Everyone had thought Gatsby killed Myrtle until the truth came out and it turned out "Daisy was driving... but of course [he'll] say [he] was" to protect Daisy (Fitzgerald 143). The author's purpose in this scene was to show that Gatsby really did care for Daisy but Daisy did not care what happened to Gatsby at all, only what happened to herself. This also relates to materialism because Daisy is selfish and only cares what happens to her and her money.
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