I need some information about Daisy for an essay I need to write for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.I need to know about Daisy (gender, age, marital status, occupation, physical...

I need some information about Daisy for an essay I need to write for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

I need to know about Daisy (gender, age, marital status, occupation, physical attributes, mental attributes, greatest fear, greatest desire, beliefs, normal disposition).

Please help me; I need that information to write my essay.

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Daisy is female. She is married to Tom Buchanan (though she loved Jay Gatsby before he went off to war). She is wealthy, born into money, and therefore, does not work.

Daisy is attractive and wears beautiful things. In terms of mental attributes, she does not deal well with adversity, and locks herself in her own little world when things go bad.

In some ways it seems as if Daisy's greatest desire is to have her money and her own way. This may include being with Jay Gatsby, but this is only after she finds out that her husband is cheating on her with several different women, and as Jay no longer is in the picture, she has this collection of memories that she carries around and immerses herself in, avoiding the real world.

One questions Daisy's sincerity about Jay: when she kills Myrtle (her husband's mistress) with her car, she allows Jay to take responsibility for what she has done. (Ultimately, Myrtle's husband will find Gatsby, under the mistaken impression that he is responsible for Myrtle's death, and shoot Gatsby and then himself.) Would Daisy have allowed someone she truly loved to take the blame for such a deed?

Daisy's belief is "that money makes everything beautiful, even if it is not."

Daisy's normal disposition is good when things are the way she wants them. She is a woman accustomed to having everything money can buy. She is flirtatious. She fills her life with tangible things, but does not seem to have any personal ("spiritual") substance. When things go wrong, she retreats into her own little world: convincing herself things are they way she wants them to be.

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