The Graet Batsby: Daisy Buchanan


Character: Daisy Buchanan

Mrs. Daisy Buchanan of East Egg, Long Island is one of the main characters of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “exquisitely crafted tale,” The Great Gatsby. Daisy is married to a Mr. Tom Buchanan, a man of great wealth, with whom she had one daughter. Daisy is the ideal aristocratic American women, living with ease and spending her days lazing about. Like many of the other characters in Fitzgerald’s book, she changes throughout the tale, gradually growing into a person that is practically unrecognizable from her self in the beginning of the novel.
When the novel begins and the narrator, Nick Carraway, first introduces the reader to Daisy Buchanan she is seen as a happy, energetic, and witty person. She acts very sophisticated while still entertaining the idea that she is laid back and very engaging. It is obvious to the reader from the beginning that Daisy is a very sarcastic person and that she is also cynical, but in a way she seems to be at perfect ease and acts as though she cares for those around her, but with an indifferent manner. She especially seems to be indifferent about her daughter, whom she rarely speaks of and when she does, she speaks with little affection for the child. During Daisy’s first appearance her husband, Tom, gets a phone call from his secret lover with whom he had been seeing for some time. During the scene Daisy emanates an odd aura, acting a tad superficially and she gets very jealous, as any women would when her husband goes behind her back in such a scandalous and cruel way.  
As stated earlier, Daisy goes through many stages throughout the book. The second stage takes place when she meets her old lover, Jay Gatsby, again in a secret meeting that is arranged at Nick Carraway’s house. During the meeting she seems to truly care for Jay and acts as though she is perfectly happy and completely in love. Her mood seems to be elevated in the chapter; she does not seem as careless and indifferent...