The Great Gatsby Questions and Answers
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby book cover
Start Your Free Trial

What incident does Daisy tell Nick, which demonstrates her embitterment?

Expert Answers info

writergal06 eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2008

write352 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and Science

Daisy recounts for Nick the birth of her child. She confides in Nick that she was on her own ("Tom was God knows where") and she was feeling abandoned. When she finds out that her child is a girl, she responds, "I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."

This story shows Nick and the readers how bitter and negative Daisy is, despite her carefree attitude. She is angry at Tom for leaving her alone then, and her cheating on her now. Mostly, she's upset with herself for not having the nerve to do anything about it. On first look, Daisy seems to have everything, but she is also one of the most miserable characters in the story. 

Further Reading:

check Approved by eNotes Editorial