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On the surface and to Gatsby, Daisy appears to be everything good pure and perfect, however, in reality Daisy is shallow, disloyal and very much materialistic. This was picked up Gatsby who had later realised that Daisy wasn’t the same girl he had thought she was and wasn’t the same girl he had knew five years ago. First of all, Daisy was now a wife and a mother however Gatsby had failed to grasp this which was why he was subsequently shocked when he had met Daisy’s daughter as if ‘he had ‘never really believed in her existence’ second of all Gatsby had come to realise that Daisy had become infatuated and obsessed with money stating that ‘her voice is full of money’ However, it can be argued that Daisy character was simply conforming to the materialistic nature of everyone else in 1920’s America. 1920’s America was an age of consumerism, as people earned more money, they began to buy more things. It was got so bad that people general sense of morality was replaced by materialism. Fitzgerald had showed this by how Wilson had mistaken the eye of Doctor T.J Eckleburg with the eye of God in his conversation with Michaelis in chapter 8.”‘You may fool me, but you can’t fool God!’…Michaelis saw with a shock that he was looking at the eye of Doctor T.J Eckleburg…” This reflect the feeling of the ‘lost generation’ which 1920’s America was also suggesting that the society needed ‘vision correcting’ in order to ‘see’ its faults.  Many critics had supported the view that 1920’s America was an age of materialism for mane people. For example, Ross Posnock  had argued that people in Gatsby’s society are so obsessed with materialistic wealth that they tended to treat each other as objects also, this had stopped Gatsby’s character from being able to truly love as he sees Daisy as a piece he is able to buy.  

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