Daisy Renton Essays

  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Who is to Blame for the Death of Eva Smith? Introduction This coursework focuses on how each character contributes to the suicide of a poor girl Eva Smith/Daisy Renton. Part 1 Gerald Croft is a young business man. He has a good steady job, a fiancée, a promising future and is financially stable. In 'An Inspector Calls' Gerald is described as "an attractive chap, about thirty". His father owns a company called 'Crofts Limited' who are friendly rivals of the Arthur Birling's business

  • Symoblism In The Great Gatsby

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    dock. This color is sometimes used by writers to represent a sense of greed or peace. The latter was used by F. Scott Fitzgerald to describe Gatsby's life as peaceful before he reunites with Daisy. If he had learned from this color, there's a chance that he might have never caused problems between Daisy and her husband and therefore never have been killed. Nick explained this on page 189, saying "His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know it was

  • Human Heart

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    the condition of the human heart in a novel you have studied. In the novel “The great Gatsby”, the novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the conditions of the human heart through relationships that occur in this story. The relationships between Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Myrtle and Tom, Myrtle and George Wilson and Nick and Jordan, all are flawed by the selfishness of individuals and lack of actual love. Fitzgerald compares this to the time era the novel is set in, the 1920’s. This was a time of “false”

  • The Innocence of Daisy Miller

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    In 1878, Henry James wrote, Daisy Miller, a novella about a young American girl and her travels in Europe. Daisy Miller is a complex short story with many underlying themes such as appearance versus reality, knowledge versus innocence, outward action versus inward meditation, and Nature versus urbanity. In this short story, one is left to judge whether Daisy Miller, the main character of the story, is “a pretty American flirt” or a misunderstood, modern young woman. By probing into the complexities

  • Essay On Morals And American Idealism In The Great Gatsby

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    business.  He rents a mid-sized bungalow on West Egg, where most of the other residents have adopted their wealth, which just happens to be next to the palace-like house of Gatsby, the main character of the story.  Nick's cousin Daisy and her husband Tom are a well-to-do couple who live on East

  • The Pathetic Jay Gatsby of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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    is unrealistic because "it depends for its success upon Daisy's discontent with her marriage and her willingness to exchange it for a life of love.  But Daisy's discontent, like her sophistication, is a pose."(Aldridge 36)  The fact is, Daisy has almost all of the things that a woman could want out of a marriage.  She is very wealthy, she has a beautiful daughter, and her relationship with her husband is of a comfortable nature.  It is true that her life is not very exciting

  • The Character of Daisy in Henry James' Daisy Miller

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    What is the purpose of Daisy in the novel Daisy Miller by Henry James?  Why did James create such a beguiling and bewildering character?  Since the publication of James's novel in 1878, Daisy has worn several labels, among them "flirt," "innocent," and "American Girl."  Daisy's representation of an American Girl of the late 19th century is evident.  Her free-spiritedness and individuality reflect the social movement of the American middle-class.  The question of Daisy's innocence, however, remains

  • The Three Houses in The Great Gatsby

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    Nick's half cousin is Daisy, who lives across the water from Nick and Gatsby.  She is superficial and cynical. Daisy's house is a fairly large and elaborate Georgian Colonial mansion, located on East Egg.  She lives there with her husband Tom Buchannan.  The house is spacious, much like the Buchanna's marriage, but it has nice furniture and antiques so that it appears to be comfortable and quaint, and one would assume that a happy family lived it.  Tom and Daisy, like the house, aren't

  • Parent-Child Relationship in Teenage Wasteland by Anne Tyler

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    that should be taught by the parent(s). In the short story “Teenage Wasteland”, Daisy (mother) fails to provide the proper love and care that should be given to her children. Daisy is an unfit parent that allows herself to manipulated by lacking self confidence, communication, and patience. Daisy lacks self confidence which made it harder to raise her fifteen year-old son Donny. There were many instances where Daisy pondered on what she can do better to help Donny in school, but as she put forth

  • Essay About Love in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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    disagree with this.  Daisy, Tom, Gatsby, and Mertle all express fake love to their significant others, but didn’t actually feel true love. Starting with Daisy, she married Tom because all that he had was money.  She was so aristocratic that she wouldn’t marry Gatsby while they were in love after the war.  All that Daisy seemed to care about was having so comfortable of a life that I believe she forgot what love was until Gatsby showed up again.  But this isn’t all true, Daisy was so impressed

  • Essay About Love in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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    do. Tom obviously does not care for Daisy as much as he use too, otherwise he would not cheat on her.  Tom also treats Daisy as though she is inferior to him.  But does Daisy not act like she is insignificant when around Tom?  Maybe this is because she loves him enough to act that way, after all, Daisy did say that girls need to be foolish.  However, if Daisy does love Tom then one has to wonder why she would cheat on him with Gatsby. Moreover, Daisy admits that she has plans to leave Tom

  • The Theme of Carelessness in The Great Gatsby

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    The idea of carelessness plays an important role in The Great Gatsby. Daisy, Tom, Jordan, Gatsby and Nick were all careless at some points throughout the book.  Daisy and Tom were careless about their relationship, their money, and many of their daily activities.  Gatsby was also unconcerned with his money. Jordan was blasé about the way she treated other people. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their

  • How does Priestly keep the attention of the audience in Act 1?

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    properly at the end of the play. At the end of act 1 the only characters that have been revealed is Mr Birling, because they found out that he had sacked Daisy Retton just for asking if she could have abit more money, Gerald was also revealed but not much, because Shelia knew that Gerald new something when the Inspector said the name Daisy Retton because his face gave the impression. The point of this is that they have only revealed two characters in act 1 so that the audience will want to

  • Symbols, Symbolism, and Metaphor in The Great Gatsby

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    the East and of Gatsby's dream to win Daisy.  Fitzgerald uses the colors of white and green as suggestions of future promise.  As the novel unfolds and the uselessness of the dream is developed, the colors become garish shades such as gold, silver, and pink. White and green are shown throughout the beginning of the novel, first, through green and white luminous light.  Daisy is constantly shown in white. When Nick first sees his cousin (Daisy), she is wearing a white dress.  In my

  • Downfall Of The American Dream in The Great Gatsby

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    reaching for is the light on Daisy’s dock. In Gatsby’s early life he had a romantic relationship with Daisy. However, he went away to war and when he came back she was married to an extremely wealthy man, Tom Buchanan. Gatsby concluded in his own mind that in order to win Daisy’s love, he too had to become wealthy. After he established himself financially, he bought a house directly across the water from Daisy and her green light. He associates Daisy with the green light, and it

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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    window. The blind was drawn, but I found a rift at the sill. Tom and Daisy were sitting across one another at the kitchen table. They were engaged in a conversation. Tom was talking intently across the table to Daisy with his hand covering her own, as she stared at the cold chicken that lay on the table. “Daisy, are you okay?” Tom asked her in a gentle tone. “Yes, I’m fine Tom. Why wouldn’t I be?” she replied after a moment. “Daisy, I saw some trouble on the road. George Wilson’s wife was killed.

  • The Characters of Tom and Daisy of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    are a group of people who --no matter how cocky and self- confident they seem-- have absolutely no idea of what they are doing (as many men and women of the 20's do not). Tom and Daisy are two examples. Daisy is a hospitable character who had a love for parties and tended to lose herself in them and the drinking. Daisy once said, "What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon, and the day after that, and the next thirty years?" This quote not only means she lives for one day at a time never thinking

  • Essay About Lost Love in The Great Gatsby

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    of lost love. Gatsby, the main character, based his love for Daisy on a young girl he met before going off to war. In their time apart, Gatsby strived  to build the American dream while Daisy enjoyed the riches by those who adored her. The character Daisy is described by Fitzgerald throughout the novel as flighty and shallow. It is their difference in character and devotion that sets them apart. Gatsby eventually realized Daisy could not measure up to what he had envisioned as his perfect

  • A Marxist Look at The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    though Daisy and Tom almost look down upon others. At one point in the book, Nick says “in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged.” It is because of their belief of superiority that they deem themselves better than other and allows them to live so carelessly. The passage in which Myrtle Wilson is killed exemplifies the recklessness of Daisy and Tom. Daisy sees

  • The Great Gatsby

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    wantedto return the past over again with his lover- Daisy, Nike Carroway warned him to give it up, because it was impossible. Unforturately, Mr.Gatsby was not believe it. So at the end, Mr.Gatsby's dream still had not came true because Daisy did not break up with Tom and go with him. It can be seen in the last chapter on the novel, when Gatsby was murder, Daisy went to somewhere else with her husband, and did not go to Gatsby's funeray. I called up Daisy half an hour after we found him, called her instinctively