Choosing Security Over Love: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

1122 Words Jan 26th, 2018 5 Pages
Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Women in this novel are portrayed as insecure, only wanting the need for awareness, not for the lifetime companion that the stereotypical woman want to pursue. According to the quote from Sylvia Plath exclaiming, “What a man wants is a mate and what a woman wants is infinite security”, women can often be used as “toys” to men who are used mostly for pleasure and are taken advantage of, whereas a woman desires a significant other for her security and well being. This is accurate because men are put on the higher and dominant scale and overlook women in many ways, including the want for contentment. However, women can sometimes take advantage of that for their own good of having that infinite security. Men take a stance at finding a mate who will be there temporary for their own simple pleasures, while women play around trying to find security that men often offer them, luring them in. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the portrayal of infidelity by both married persons is dominant, overlooking the consequential effects that they can follow, ultimately because of the yearning for a mate in men and the constant insecurities that the women possesses because of their inferiority. Housewife: cooking, cleaning, caring, and nurturing—all characteristics that…