RE: The Great Gatsby (by Chapter 8)
- What was unique about Daisy to Gatsby?
- What increased Daisy’s value in Gatsby’s eyes?
- What happened one October night?
- What did Gatsby let Daisy believe?
- How did Gatsby do in the war?
- What did Daisy do “through the twilight universe?”
- What does Gatsby say about Daisy’s relationship with Tom?
- What time of year is it when Nick talks to Gatsby?
- Why didn’t Nick want to leave?
- How does Nick feel about the whole crowd?
- How did Nick feel about Gatsby?
- Who calls Nick while he is at work?
- What previous incident makes Wilson suspicious?
- What had Wilson found after Myrtle’s death?
- What did Wilson tell Myrtle before she died?
- What did Wilson ask someone in West Egg for directions to?
- What happens to Gatsby?
What did Daisy do “through the twilight universe?”
By showing that Daisy is only desired for her beauty, Fitzgerald emphasizes the low standards women had in society. The strong characterization of who she is based on her appearance shows how women were judged on their beauty, not their personality. Daisy’s past also characterizes her and shows how she is only valued for nothing but her physical appearance. “Through the twilight universe Daisy began to move again with the season; suddenly she was again keeping half a dozen dates a day with half a dozen men…” (Fitzgerald). Daisy’s beauty is magnetic and alluring to men. Men did not desire her because of her intelligence or personality. Fitzgerald actually never draws any attention to Daisy’s inner beauty. Aside from her “beautiful face and enchanting body”, Daisy is shown to be a “hollow woman, and empty character.”