The Great Gatsby Quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
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Tell 'em all Daisy's change' her mind. Say: 'Daisy's change' her mine!
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Symbols and Quotes from The Great Gatsby
All rights reserved. Scott Fitzgerald. Topics Character Roles Protagonist, Antagonist Tools of Characterization. Nick Carraway Quotes. Click the character infographic to download. Okay, Gatsby's name is the one in the title—but we still think that Nick is the major player.
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Daisy is The Great Gatsby 's most enigmatic, and perhaps most disappointing, character. Although Fitzgerald does much to make her a character worthy of Gatsby's unlimited devotion, in the end she reveals herself for what she really is. Despite her beauty and charm, Daisy is merely a selfish, shallow, and in fact, hurtful, woman. Gatsby loves her or at least the idea of her with such vitality and determination that readers would like, in many senses, to see her be worthy of his devotion. Although Fitzgerald carefully builds Daisy's character with associations of light, purity, and innocence, when all is said and done, she is the opposite from what she presents herself to be. From Nick's first visit, Daisy is associated with otherworldliness. Nick calls on her at her house and initially finds her and Jordan Baker, who is in many ways an unmarried version of Daisy dressed all in white, sitting on an "enormous couch.