Female Themes Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay
This paper mainly introduces the female values in The Jazz Age trough analyzing three female roles in the novel The Great Gatsby. Then it also analyzes the different women in details and shows you the features of female values in The Jazz Age.
2. Female values in The Great Gatsby
2.1 A charming but plaintive rose
Daisy is so elegant and charming just like a sweet rose but also a prickly and plaintive rose. She is a typical role of women who is lovely, charming and romantic but parasitic and grim.
When Daisy was young, she thought love was full of dreams and still has a pure heart. Then her life merged with material society little by little. Finally, she became a member of this materialistic society and deemed that money is the king. In the end of the novel, Daisy chose the money rather than Gatsby’s love. When Gatsby’s love dream was crushed by the ruthless reality, there was such a description: He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. She was so grim that forgets Gatsby’s love due to continue to live in the extravagant and peace life and she even put the murder crime to Gatsby.
This process is also a true portrayal of these upper-class women’s psychological growth in The Jazz Age. Daisy represents the essence of The Jazz Age---an empty and meaningless existence. Just like the author described, Daisy is like…