Commonplace Book: Entry 10

“I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” F. Scott Fitzgerald.

In this quote, Daisy is talking about her daughter. She pretends she is happy that she has a daughter; however, in reality she knows that the 1920’s is not a good era for women. At the time, women didn’t really have a voice, or a purpose, most of them were merely treated as trophy wives. Daisy, however, is not a fool herself. She is a product of society who does not value intelligence in women. However, instead of confronting societal standards of the time, like would be standing up for her love for Gatsby, Daisy conforms to her role in society and wishes the same of her daughter.

This film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in a scene from "The Great Gatsby." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Matt Hart)

This film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in a scene from “The Great Gatsby.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Matt Hart)