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Flashcards in Daisy Buchanan Deck (7):
1

What is Daisy's reaction to finding out her baby was a girl?

"All right,' I said, '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."

2

what does Daisy say in the flashback when she is seen not wanting to marry Tom and what does it mean?

"Take 'em downstairs and give 'em back to whoever they belong to. Tell 'em all Daisy's change' her mine. Say 'Daisy's change' her mine!'."
In this flashback, narrated by Jordan, we learn all about Daisy’s past and how she came to marry Tom, despite still being in love with Jay Gatsby. In fact, she seems to care about him enough that after receiving a letter from him, she threatens to call off her marriage to Tom. However, despite this brief rebellion, she is quickly put back together by Jordan and her maid – the dress and the pearls represent Daisy fitting back into her prescribed social role. And indeed, the next day she marries Tom “without so much as a shiver,” showing her reluctance to question the place in society dictated by her family and social status.

3

What was Daisy's reaction in chapter 5 when Gatsby invited her over? HINT: shirts

"They're such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. "It makes me sad because I've never seen such—such beautiful shirts before."

4

What does Daisy say as she tries to work up the courage to leave Tom? And what does it mean?

“What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon,” cried Daisy, “and the day after that, and the next thirty years?”
we get another instance of her struggling to find meaning and purpose in her life. Beneath Daisy’s cheerful exterior, there is a deep sadness, even nihilism, in her outlook.

5

What does Gatsby say in chapter 7 to describe Daisy's voice?

“Her voice is full of money,” he said suddenly.
This particular line is really crucial, since it ties Gatsby’s love for Daisy to his pursuit of wealth and status. It also allows Daisy herself to become a stand-in for the idea of the American Dream.

6

What does Daisy cry to Gatsby in the tense scene in chapter 7? HINT: I love you now

"Oh, you want too much!" she cried to Gatsby. "I love you now—isn't that enough? I can't help what's past." She began to sob helplessly. "I did love him once—but I loved you too."
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7

how gatsby looks at Daisy

'Gatsby looked at Daisy in a way that every young girl wanted to be looked at'