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  • The Great Gatsby Women

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    the Roaring 20’s was a vital time for women in America. One reason this was a vital time was because on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. This was also a vital time because America was changing from a more conservative country to a liberal one. The female characters in Fitz Gerald’s’ The Great Gatsby embodies the way women were back in the 1920s. Women before the 1920s were only seen as caregivers. In this story, the women were the total opposite of that. They changed

  • Great Gatsby Women

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    Fitzgerald crafted The Great Gatsby with a focus on women with high expectations. During this period women gained rights to vote with the passing of the 19th amendment, and as a result, they surged with self expression and confidence. In turn, a mediocre man’s chance of obtaining the woman of his dreams became slim. Fitzgerald’s theme about male and female relationships in The Great Gatsby focuses on the difficulties of winning over a woman’s heart, especially with needy women of his generation. Women’s

  • Women In The Great Gatsby

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    Women in the 1920’s are known as being revolutionary and modern, but in their time, society judged them as promiscuous and “unholy”. The Great Gatsby, by Scott Fitzgerald, was written in the 1925, so were they presented as more independent or as promiscuous and self centred? The Great Gatsby has three main women characters and all of them are described as having low morals. Myrtle, Daisy and Jordan are all very different women, and yet, they are equally judged on. Myrtle is presented as a supercilious

  • The Women In The Great Gatsby

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    the Great Gatsby, they’re three main women you will follow throughout the story. Their names are Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle. Daisy married a rich man named Tom Buchanan but have feelings for another man named Jay Gatsby. Jordan is a single rich golf player with a bachelorette way of living and Myrtle is the mistress of Buchanan in a unhappy, poor marriags. The women in this story were the ones who all the power, the men were just the ones with all the money and lavish gifts to offer the women in the

  • Portrayal Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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    The Portrayal of Women in The Great Gatsby Since society has existed, women have been known as different from men. For the longest time, women have been known as the “weaker sex” when compared to the male. There purpose, especially in the older days is to obey and please the men. However nowdays there seems to be a more equality between the two genders. But even today discrimination between male and female takes place all over the world. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, you can see a lot

  • Theme Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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    The Views of Women in The Great Gatsby Since society has existed, women have been known as different from men. For the longest time, women have been known as the “weaker sex” when compared to the male. There purpose, especially in the olden days is to obey and please the men. However nowadays there seems to be a more equality between the two genders. But even today discrimination between male and female takes place all over the world. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, you can see a lot

  • Theme Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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    today’s women can achieve. Present and former expectations of women are dramatically different. The simplest way to compare the expectations to watch films of different time settings. The 2013 film The Great Gatsby portrays women to be lower than men during the 20’s, showing audiences the growth of women’s rights to modern day. The women appear as entertainers and trophies to be shown off, while the working men are providing and pleasing their wife. The women in the film The Great Gatsby are portrayed

  • Portrayal Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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    In "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he shows women, treated and presented as worse than men, and are rather disregarded and neglected by the male characters. Even Fitzgerald describes and creates the traits of the women in the book in a negative manner. One of the main characters in the Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan was a charming woman who was visually pleasing to men. She was married to Tom, a rich and powerful man, for his money. Tom and Gatsby are at Tom's house, when they both express

  • The Role Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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    Over time, the views that society has of women has changed. Women are now viewed as having a different purpose in life compared to during the 1900's, they are able to work and do tasks other than being a homemaker. Women have more choices now than they did in the 1900's. The women in My Ántonia and the women in The Great Gatsby have minimal choices about what they do in life. In The Great Gatsby, one of the main characters, Daisy, is presented with very little choice with what she can do with her

  • Role Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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    The Great Gatsby and Women Roles The Great Gatsby was written in 1925 to depict the American Dream. During this time, there was an ideal lifestyle for men and women. Ideally, women were meant to be housewives and men were meant to be the providers. Characters such as Daisy, Myrtle , and Jordan all represent different lifestyles and ways of obtaining the American dream. Daisy Buchanan, who uses her beauty to get what she wants. Myrtle Wilson is the mistress of Tom Buchanan, who is at rich man and

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