DAISY

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    • character
      • charming but manipulative
        • Nick notes how she gazes at him as if "there was no one in the world she so much wanted to see", adding drily, "That was a way she had."
          • 'Daisy's murmur was only to make people lean toward her; an irrelevant criticism that made it no less charming'
    • southener
      • Daisy can be seen as conforming to the old-fashioned southern femininity
        • hopes that her daughter grows up "a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
          • In a patriarchal society, intelligence in a woman could lead to frustration and unhappiness
    • appearance
      • ethereal, angelic-like elegant
        • wearing a long white flowing dress, "fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after short flight around the house".
          • linked to the colour white. name suggests a pristine white flower.
            • as a young woman, she "dressed in white, and had a little white roadster".

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