Kelsey Kubistal. Mr. West. American Literature. 13 February

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Kelsey Kubistal Mr. West American Literature 13 February 2017 Diversity The array of females in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald are unique in their own ways. No two people in the world are the same, but these three women: Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson are definitely contrasting. Not only are they, in particulars, different from one another, but the way they act and the things they do are also very diverse. Daisy Buchanan is more of a laid back, kind of rich girl who has things handed to her because she has money. Whereas, Myrtle lives with her husband, George Wilson, in a run-down, small house on top of George’s auto-repair shop. Jordan Baker lives with her aunt in an apartment in Manhattan and cheats at golf …show more content…

The setting of her house just proves it. She lives in the ‘valley of the ashes’ right on top of her husband’s auto-repair shop. The way she dresses shows that she wants attention and wants people to notice her. But the only person who really noticed her was Tom Buchanan, whom she was having an affair with. And even he wasn’t who she thought she deserved, considering he hit her right in front of everyone at a get-together. "Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!" shouted Mrs. Wilson. "I 'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai –– " (Fitzgerald 37). Myrtle obviously knew that Tom had a wife, and was expressive with the way she talked about her. That is what caused a fist to her face from Tom. Myrtle is overall very different from Daisy and Jordan. Jordan Baker is a young woman who was involved romantically with Nick Carraway throughout the novel. She is a self-centered woman who was a bit over the top with herself. She was a golfer and occasionally cheated by pushing the golf balls into the hole. She is described as “boyish” and isn’t really as obsessed with her beauty and talent as Daisy and Myrtle are. And she doesn’t have to work as hard as Myrtle did just to get attention from men. Jordan understands that she is a mature woman who should just let things flow to her, rather than forcing it. “But there was Jordan beside me, who, unlike Daisy, was too wise ever to carry well-forgotten dreams from age to age”(Fitzgerald 135). The narrator is

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