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The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald depicts how American high society life was lived in 1922 Glittering yet treacherous the world of New York high society is portrayed best by Daisy Buchanan Daisy is a beauty of exquisite charm that later underneath her outward existence is actually nothing on the inside but a woman who in the end winds up disgraced Daisy Buchanan is a perfect example of how corruption affects American society and how good moral values are replaced with what becomes extreme selfishness and materialism Daisy Buchanan has absolutely no regard for moral values She has an affair with Jay Gatsby the man she used to love at the joking expense of her unknowing husband Tom As if putting her life on display in that way was not enough Daisy married Tom for his money Even though Daisy was in love with Gatsby she still married Tom because he had the money to provide for her Toms lifestyle that of New York high society was one that she needed to live Daisy is shallow and superficial meaning that she needs the things Toms money can provide for her If Daisy was going to fall in love with anyone other than Gatsby it had to be with someone who could give her the kind of life she required to live Daisy cannot help but be without direction and purpose The path she has chosen for her life dictates this about her She allows Tom to make her decisions for her even though she should indeed have a mind of her own she simply has none Daisy didnt know how to live once she had the things she desired because she had no true sense of self By allowing her husband to make decisions for her Daisy allowed society to dictate her reason for living and direction her life would take Daisy is a selfish needy person Daisy needs to be the center of
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