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The novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald is a story about money and true love revolving around a man named Jay Gatsby Gatsby spends his life in pursuit of his dream of winning wealth and the love of the beautiful Daisy Fay Buchanan a character based on Fitzgeralds own wife Unfortunately as Gatsby discovers Daisy is not worthy of such devotion Despite her attractive appearance and the refined mannerisms she possesses her true personality is overtly self-centered careless and incapable of sustained loyalty Because of this Daisy plays an important role in developing the theme of the novel which is that wealth leads to the corruption of a person At first glance Daisy seems to be a typical wealthy woman of the 1920s she is beautiful charming and sophisticated Her classic beauty is one of the first things Nick notices about her as he describes her lovely face bright eyes and passionate mouth Fitzgerald 9 Her name also indicates her fairytale-princess appearance The beautiful flower that she shares the name of is fresh and bright a symbol of spring and youthfulness and Daisy shares those qualities Although she is already in her twenties she still often acts like a teenager She tries to set Tom up with Jordan Fitzgerald 19 and she considers her relationships with Tom and Gatsby a game enjoying both but never wanting to pick one over the other Fitzgerald 133 Most daisies are white and similarly Daisy almost always wears white from the first time she is introduced in the novel Fitzgerald 8 until the day of Myrtles death Fitzgerald 115 She even uses the color white to describe her childhood in Louisville Fitzgerald 20 The common appearance of white things indicates her desire to appear gentle innocent and pure as society expects her to be But all of these innocent white things are on her exterior Daisys spotless outer shell hides her money-corrupted personality Even
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