Does anyone have any quotes that describe Daisy Buchanan as being feminie? I have been studying The Great Gatsby since the beginning of September, but now it is time to write my essay on gender...

Does anyone have any quotes that describe Daisy Buchanan as being feminie?



I have been studying The Great Gatsby since the beginning of September, but now it is time to write my essay on gender roles in the novel and my mind is drawing a blank. I really need help with quotes for Daisy right now, could you please help me?

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robinjenk | High School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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Daisy's voice is described as being "full of money". Not only is her voice full of promises, it is believed that good things are on the horizon, when speaking to Daisy. Men find it hard to resist her irresistibly seductive voice.

Daily is a modern "siren". In Greek mythology, island-dwelling Sirens sang to passing sailors, and their song was so seductive that the sailors would throw themselves out to sea and drown trying to get to them. Daisy emulates a modern "Siren" when Gatsby reaches his arm out to the green light across the water, one can almost imagine him throwing himself into the "Sound" to reach her. Her voice is everything Gatsby desires: wealth, social status, and true happiness.

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