Who is Daisy Buchanan?

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Daisy Buchanan is a character in The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald), the most important female character in the novel.  She is a distant cousin of the narrator, Nick Carraway.  She is the wife of Tom Buchanan and the mother of a little girl whose name is Pam.  She is the...

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Daisy Buchanan is a character in The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald), the most important female character in the novel.  She is a distant cousin of the narrator, Nick Carraway.  She is the wife of Tom Buchanan and the mother of a little girl whose name is Pam.  She is the embodiment of the American dream for Jay Gatsby, who fell in love with her when he was an officer in World War I and has now pursued her to New York, hoping to take her away from Tom.  She is a flat character, shallow, materialistic, insensitive, and careless as the book opens, and she remains the same throughout, as she and Tom depart from their New York experience, leaving three dead bodies in their wake with not a thought for their roles in these deaths or any of the other damage they have caused.

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