Gender Roles Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

799 Words May 13th, 2016 4 Pages
There 's no doubt that in The Great Gatsby, the gender roles are somewhat differentiated between dominance of men, and independence of woman. With several theories going around as to what women are portrayed as “gentle”, and what woman are considered “tough”. Fitzgerald in truth wanted to have the woman subdued by the men with their physical and authoritative strength, where there is one case of role reversal in the case of Nick and Jordan. Here, in this essay, you will understand why the gender roles of women are seen at “pure”, “innocent”, and traditionally mannered. Although in the end, you will find out that their white dresses are only hiding who they truly are- just as tough and independently equal to men. F. Scott Fitzgerald is the author of this book, and he did an astonishing job to explain what women and men were both like back in the day of the olden days. Giving us clear examples of what every character did, along with their actions, why they did them, and how they play a role in the story as well as what their role is supposed to be. The Southern Belle as they would call the rich woman back in the 1920’s were what influenced the men to be just as rich and powerful. The woman would always have a rich inheritance, would always be fashionably dressed, cultured, educated, fed, and lived well. Although these were what Fitzgerald wanted us to envision in the story, he mistakes gender roles in the story and swaps them at random or purposeful points in the story.…

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