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Flashcards in Daisy Buchanan Deck (8):
1

Where does much of Daisy's power lie?

In her voice.
- Gatsby says that her voice is "full of money".
- Nick says that there's "an excitement in her voice... a singing compulsion, a whispered 'Listen'".

2

What does the power of Daisy's voice link to?

The mythological Sirens - The sirens sang irresistible songs, causing sailors to throw themselves into the sea and drown (Gatsby drowns).

3

What indicates Daisy's lack of depth?

Her use of short questions, hyperbole and pointless stories - Beneath her attractive appearance and appealing voice she is shallow.

4

Why does Daisy murmur deliberately?

"to make people lean towards her". The attractive power of her voice is just a meaningless trick that she uses to manipulate people.

5

What quote suggests that Daisy is more interested in Gatsby's possessions that Gatsby himself?

"It makes me sad because i've never seen... such beautiful shirts before".

6

Why does Fitzgerald make Daisy wear white all the time?

White is an absence of colour, so this could be implying that metaphorically she's a blank canvas that can be manipulated in any way that the other characters want.

7

What is the significance of Daisy saying a beautiful fool is "the best thing a girl can be"?

A beautiful girl will be able to attract a rich husband, and a fool won't notice or care if her husband controls her and cheats on her.

8

Why may Nicks portrayal of Daisy be biased?

He feels bitter towards her after Gatsby's Death; he's angry that she hasn't "sent a message or a flower".