The Great Gatsby And Daisy Wilson Comparison Essay

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In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the two primary women presented are Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. These two women, although different in many ways, have very similar personalities. Throughout the novel, there are instances in which the reader feels bad for and dislikes both Daisy and Myrtle. These two women beautifully portray the hardships and difficulties they have in their marriages. Neither one are really satisfied with what they have, and are always longing for more. This incomplete and lonely feeling lead them both to cheat on their husbands in torrid affairs. Daisy Buchanan is married to Tom Buchanan who is an arrogant and aggressive man. Readers are sympathetic towards Daisy because Tom is having an affair right under Daisy’s nose. Daisy knows what her husband is doing, but she still stays with him for the fact that they have a daughter together and for his wealth. When Nick first sees Daisy's daughter, Daisy honestly states, "I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool-that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little...
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