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What Is The Role Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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Women during the timeframe of both stories were expected to play the role of being the housewife. Just like men, women had and still have goals and dreams, but it was substantially harder for them to reach these goals. Researchers have said, during the 1920s to 1930s not many jobs were available to women (Classroom). Fitzgerald crafted a book about a man named Nick Carraway, Gatsby’s neighbor, who moved to West Egg to become a bonds salesman (Fitzgerald, 3). As the story progresses, he visits his cousin Daisy Fay Buchanan and her husband Tom Buchanan in East Egg (Fitzgerald, 5). There he meets Jordan Baker, an impressive professional golfer (Fitzgerald, 18). Towards the middle of the story, Nick goes to New York City with Tom to meet his mistress, Myrtle Wilson, who gets really drunk and makes fun of Daisy. Consequently, Tom gets furious and distorts her nose (Fitzgerald 37). Gatsby was on his way back from New York, when Myrtle “rushed out into the dusk, waving her hands and shouting” (Fitzgerald 137). As a result, she unfortunately gets hit by Daisy who was driving Gatsby’s Coupe. Unlike Steinbeck’s book, Of Mice and Men is about two gentlemen, who are considered traveling companions, that are going to work on a ranch because they needed more money to pursue their dream. In the beginning of the book, George illustrates the story of how Lennie kills the mice that Aunt Clara gave him. Along with the story of when he wanted to touch the lady’s dress. On their way to the
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