How Does Fitzgerald Present The Women In The Great Gatsby

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Fitzgerald depicts women as self-absorbed, selfish and/or dishonest through the three characters of Daisy, Myrtle and Jordan. They have other qualities as well but those are the three traits that have the biggest role in the way this story takes place. Daisy is so obsessed with herself she can’t afford to think about anything else. Myrtle is so obsessed with having more she becomes blinded to the things she does have. Jordan is so obsessed with making herself be seen as perfect she no longer knows how to do it without cheating. These flaws that each of these women have represent every other women in America during the 1920’s whether they had the same traits or not. Fitzgerald simply captures what life was like during an era in history where
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