I hope my daughter grows up to be a beautiful fool. That's the most I can hope for her in her life. That's all a woman can be in this crazy society- a beautiful little fool.
Daisy vs. Society
It is so disappointing that our society thinks that is all a woman can be. Society isn't fair to women. You can get farther if you are beautiful and foolish than if you are intellectual and assertive.
Tom vs. Myrtle
Shut up! No you can't! You have no right to say her name!
Daisy! Dasiy! I don't care whether you say I can or not! Daisy! Daisy!
Wilson vs. Gatsby
You and your stupid yellow car ruined my life. I have nothing to live for!
That's what you get for driving over my wife in your car.
When Nick came over to the Buchanan's house for dinner, Dasiy took Nick outside to talk. After talking for awhile, Daisy admitted that she had been so happy when she found out her child was a girl. She knew that if her daughter grew up to be a beautiful fool, she would go far in life. Daisy herself was a beautiful, foolish, shallow, and materialistic woman because she knew that was the easiest way for a women in her society to be successful. Daisy felt that her society forced her to be a beautiful fool because her society didn't value woman's intellect and importance.
While in their apartment in New York City, Tom and Myrtle have an argument about whether or not Myrtle can say Daisy's name. Tom gets mad and proves he still cares about Daisy and wants to respect her name and doesn't want it to be thrown around carelessly by Myrtle. Tom gets so passionate and angry he slaps Myrtle across her face, trying to exert his power and control over Myrtle.
After Myrtle was killed, George Wilson was determined to find his wife's killer and the owner of the yellow car. When he found out that Gatsby was the owner of the car, he went to Gatsby's house. He blamed Gatsby for ruining his life and taking the only thing that made his life worth living. Gatsby had been in his pool contemplating life, when Wilson snuck up and shot him. After killing Gatsby, Wilson committed suicide because he had nothing to live for.