Theme Of Women In The Great Gatsby

Good Essays
The Simple Life of the Gatsby Women Feminism, the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there is an often ignored view of the women’s perspective. It brings attention to how women have no expectations to go far in life, or have a reason for live beyond being used to reproduce. The most absurd thing is that the women in the story don’t have any interest to break out of the stereotype, and try to make a life for themselves. Throughout the story, Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Myrtle Wilson are treated as possessions rather than humans. The female character first mentioned is Daisy, a perfect example of a woman in the 1920’s. Daisy doesn’t have a job, and is very flirtatious, who is married to Tom, and also has a daughter Pammy. In The Great Gatsby, Daisy has always been in the upper class so to speak, so she doesn't know what it is like to not get her way, and has never settled for anything less. When she sees Gatsby's shirts, Daisy says “‘They're such beautiful shirts,’ she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. ‘It makes me sad because I've never seen such—such beautiful shirts before.’” (92). What is meant by Daisy crying over the shirts, is that it shows that she has finally found a lifestyle that is greater than her current one. It makes her sad when she sees the shirts because it reminds her of a lifestyle that she has always wanted, but has never had the chance to have until
Get Access