I have to gather a list of some controversial characters in English Literature. As a result, I came up with a small list. A few characters were suggested by my friends, but one I found a bit confusing.

How is Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby a controversial character? Can anyone help me by identifying some controversial aspects of the character?

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    I would first suggest you read the book, but if you don't have time: If you google "Great Gatsby analysis," you will find a long list of websites which will explain more about Daisy and why she is controversial. – Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum Dec 31 '18 at 12:57
  • Thank you for your kind response. I did a little bit googling, but i got confused. I was looking for some vivid fact. By the way, i will try to dig more. Thanks again. – Shahnewaz Dec 31 '18 at 14:08
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    She comes off as flighty or superficial and seems to value her situation (money, cushy life) over her true feelings for Gatsby, as the novel ends with her leaving with her abusive (and also hypocritical) husband and Gatsby is murdered by Myrtle's husband, George. Daisy's partially responsible for killing Myrtle, leaving her dead at the scene, even though Gatsby says he will take the blame, which he pays for as Tom is the one who mentions whose car it was to George. One might argue other aspects, such as "accountability" as she was a mother whom was partying all the time & torn between two men. – Darth Locke Dec 31 '18 at 16:06
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    IMO she represents an interesting dichotomy between a women's agency vs a women's accountability. There are some things that are not entirely her fault, including what a women's situation might be in the 1920's, but on the other hand she never seems to show remorse either and that is what makes her rather unlikable or hard to route for in the end. – Darth Locke Dec 31 '18 at 16:12
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    Thank you for your valuable reply. You gave me many reasonable fact. – Shahnewaz Dec 31 '18 at 18:11

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