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In the book The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald Daisys character perfectly displays the absence of reality She is a wealthy young woman who lives her life hiding from the truth by ignoring reality Daisy wants to feel taken care of and loved She lives her life avoiding commitment consequences and setting goals for herself therefore representing the absence of reality accordingly Daisy avoids situations that entail commitments in her life She avoids her responsibility of being a mother to her young daughter Daisy has a nanny take care of her daughter instead of taking care of her herself Daisy is proud to show off her beautiful child as a possession but she neglects the child emotionally I got dressed before luncheon said the child turning eagerly to Daisy Thats because your mother wanted to show you off Wheres Daddy She doesnt look like her father explained Daisy Shes got my hair and shape of the face Daisy sat back upon the couch The nurse took a step forward and held out her hand Come Pammy Goodbye sweetheart With a reluctant backward glance the well-disciplined child held to her nurses hand and was pulled out the door just as Tom came back preceding four gin rickeys that clicked full of ice Pp 123-124 The significance of this quotation portrays Daisys lack of responsibility for her child and exemplifies her party-girl personality Daisy neglects the girl by regarding her as an object that can be put away and not a human being Another example of Daisys naivete is shown when Tom confronts Gatsby in a suite at the Plaza Hotel Tom attacks Gatsbys character by revealing all his faults and failures Tom reminds Daisy of the moments when she did love him and they were happy together Daisy cannot deny anything that Tom is saying Although she is unable to commit to Gatsby the way he desires she realizes that
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