Is Daisy A Fool In The Great Gatsby

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In the first few pages of The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan remarks that she hopes her daughter will be “a fool.” She recognizes that “the best thing a girl can be in this world” is “a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). This specific quote shows Daisy’s resentment against the position that women were given in the 1920’s. Daisy hopes that her daughter will be a “fool” because Daisy herself is not a fool, but lives in a time where women who are intelligent are not given any value. Furthermore, she hopes her daughter will be “beautiful”, because Daisy knows that women live in a time where they are only give significance for their attractiveness, so if her daughter is “beautiful”, at least society will place some value on her. She would rather
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