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to think Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby) is one of the worst examples of a woman? (contains spoilers!)

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CartwrightMiss · 04/06/2013 21:23

Ok so it's only fiction and set in the 1920s.

But Daisy really has no redeeming qualities about her. How she could not pay her respects to Gatsby or at least acknowledge his death. Sure Gatsby himself was flawed but Daisy is a selfish and weak woman.


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PacificDogwood · 05/06/2013 20:47

Bondage in 50 Shades Shock??


ITCouldBeWorse · 05/06/2013 20:51

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AtYourCervix · 05/06/2013 20:51

And Bambi's mother gets shot.

BOF · 05/06/2013 20:54

Old Yeller dies Sad

Latara · 05/06/2013 20:54

No i seriously never had heard of the Great Gatsby being a book before this thread; i honestly thought it might be an old film or play but i wasn't sure.

Now i can even pretend i've read it thanks to this thread hehehe!

SlimePrincess · 05/06/2013 20:56

The beautiful little fool comment was what Zelda Fitzgerald actually said when she saw her baby for the first time,

DaemonPantalaemon · 07/06/2013 12:08

Latara, I like you:)

Pfaffer · 07/06/2013 12:16

I didn't understand why Nick admired Gatsby so much. He was clearly a very controlling and obsessive person. Was it really as simple as 'he had nice stuff and could do a good party'?

DaemonPantalaemon · 07/06/2013 12:26

I am sorry OliviaMMumsnet. You asking people to so some serious dumbing down. If some people have not "seen" the movie, they should not read the thread.

This is a classic book, an old book. It is not just a movie, there will be a thousand movie versions, but the book is a classic. and it is the height of the ridiculous to expect people not to discuss "spoilers" for a book that has been around for more than 70 years. It is deeply anti-intellectual to treat a classic work of art as nothing more than a Friday night moving starring Leonardo di Caprio.

I am really enjoying this thread, it is one of the better threads on Mumsnet recently, and it would be a shame for it to go the lowest common denominator route.

GrendelsMum · 07/06/2013 12:36

Apparently, readers, she married him.

BookieMonster · 07/06/2013 12:43

Absolutely agree with Daemon
Is Pride and Prejudice also off limits in case we spoil the ending?!

limitedperiodonly · 07/06/2013 12:52

It's not preventing discussion to put spoiler in the title.

The Great Gatsby is Great Literature and quite old, but it is also a work of entertainment, and that entertainment is spoiled by telling people what happens in the end.

Yes, OP, Daisy is selfish and weak. I don't think it's a stretch of anyone's intellect to come to that conclusion.

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