In The Great Gatsby, flowers are a big symbol in the book, they are used to materialise the rich. Fitzgerald has named the characters in relation to the flowers, such as Daisy, Myrtle and Carraway, all from different social classes. They would come into the book in conjunction with the relationships, especially with Gatsby and Daisy, the most superficial characters in the novel. Before the reunion of Gatsby and Daisy, there was only history between them, that has now caused an imagination for a second chance for Gatsby. However, when Gatsby “kissed her… she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” Daisy, a very common flower, fulfilled one goal for Gatsby, the ultimate goal. Gatsby thought this would be enough, he had imagined over and over again that “At his lips’ touch,” his dream would be complete. But this would never be the case, although Gatsby paid his way towards Daisy, it doesn’t mean one action will complete the transaction. He learnt from Daisy that you can always buy flowers but they will never live forever; he can’t just buy a life with Daisy and expect it to work out as planned. The flowers also show the progressive changes of the relationships as they grew and delved deeper into one another’s true personalities. Sadly for Gatsby, he never comprehended Daisy’s one true personality until right before his death. When she never called him back “He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky… and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is…” Gatsby finally realises Daisy isn’t the soft, pretty ‘daisy’ she lets on, she is, in fact, a rose. She is beautiful at first and from a distance, but as soon as you get too close, you discover the dangers it holds; the innocent flower can hurt you with one touch.