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Daisy is tragic because she was raised in a society that made her strive for ideals that would not necessarily make her happy. She grew up believing that old money was somehow better than new money, and that it was especially better than no money at all. This clouded her vision and added to the greed and carelessness that ultimately makes her a tragic character. If she was not so interested in money and the lifestyle it buys, she might have been willing to wait for Gatsby, and may have ended up a much happier person.
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