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February 20, 2006

Foolish Daisy

Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925) -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267)

"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."

In the very short heart to heart Daisy and Nick have, I think Daisy is making reference to herself here. I think we are going to unfold, as we continue to read, that Daisy feels "stuck" in her marriage and perhaps is going to instill the idea of what you don't know can't hurt you idea in her daughter. It will be interesting to see what type of character her daughter perhaps plays in the story.

Posted by Shanelle Evkovich at February 20, 2006 01:32 PM


Shanelle, after you've seen how the story turns out, I invite you to return to this subject.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at February 20, 2006 04:43 PM

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