Fitzgerald's Portrayal Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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A further exhumation of how Gatsby has portrayed women in the novel has made one thing clear as day, the women of the story are used as adornments that hardly express any individuality and if they try, it ends poorly. The quote provides an effective contrast that really makes Fitzgerald’s authorial choices that much more apparent. The women were assigned less value in order for Fitzgerald to be able to poke fun at gender roles of the time period. Daisy’s beauty was described as glowing, but this more than likely was an effort to cover up her inept individuality that was kept under wraps because of her husband, in fact in her only attempt to not be inept in that regard ended with her killing Myrtle so that ended rather poorly. Jordan’s portrayal
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