- Created by: Romero-montague
- Created on: 02-03-20 12:11
Daisy is presented as charming yet hollow. How far do you agree?
- Nick claims that he is "inclined to reserve all judgements"- spends the majority of the book judging other characters and situations
- Introduced to Daisy in chapter 1, she is Nick's "second cousin once removed"
- page 8, he describes her as "sad and lovely"- juxtapositon of adjectives shows how confliced Nick feels about her- her charm is a weak facade
- "lovely" makes her sound infantilised- could be why some people think she's "hollow"- presents her as a victim of the period she lives in
- 1920's women treated like children by men- expected to obey their husbands and not think for themselves
- "lovely" also shows objectification of women- expected to care about appearence/look beautiful in their husbands arms- MORE RESEARCH NEEDED TO BE GIVEN
- "hollow" as not having connotations with empty- ARGUMENT NEEDED TO BE CLARIFIED- evidence in book that she isn't as empty as people imply she is
- "Tom was God knows where. I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling"
- "woke up out of the ether"- nothingness felt before having a child dissapated
- if was "hollow"- not necessarily be able to feel "utterly abandoned"- feeling (despite negativity) gives her substance+ makes her more human
- main reason= her respnse to being…