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In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy Buchanan’s powerful allure hypnotizes Jay Gatsby into believing she is his “dream girl”. At first read, one would assume the novel to convey a passionate love story, however Fitzgerald proves otherwise as he writes about a materialistic desire between the two. Gatsby, throughout the novel, is infatuated with Daisy in a narcissistic way, because he is so in love with her glamour, sophistication, social status, and all the benefits given to the wealthy. Daisy’s voice reflects upon her personality and symbolizes her indecisiveness, her selfishness, and her demand for money. The narrator and only friend of Gatsby, Nick Caraway, acts as a credible eyewitness to Daisy’s cruelty.
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Daisy’s materialistic background correlates to the American Dream’s goal since the American Dream is basically “living the high life”. Her widespread popularity stems from this, which is evident when Jordan Baker finds out that “she was just eighteen, two years older than me, and by far the most popular...[and] presumably engaged to a man from New Orleans” (Fitzgerald 74-75). At such a young age, Daisy is amongst the most scandalous of rumors; how she grabbed the attention from a suitor at such a great distance exemplifies her immense fortune. In relation to the American Dream, many young males strive for a life of wea... ... middle of paper ... ...as no remorse or empathy towards him. Therefore, Daisy gives an accurate portrayal of the American Dream due to her relationship with Jay Gatsby.