Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1118 Words Mar 8th, 2016 5 Pages
The Roaring Twenties was an era full of extravagance, soul, and change. In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified, which gained women the right to vote. Although the women 's rights movement was taking many strides during this period, women were still viewed as inferior to men. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan is married to Tom Buchanan. Tom as well as Daisy are from old money, making them extremely rich and sophisticated while Jay Gatsby comes from new money. Jay Gatsby created himself to be exactly the person he is today. From a young age, he set goals to further improve his life. Gatsby started his life in a small farm town in North Dakota, and ended it an a gigantic mansion only a short train ride from New York City. Old money typically had seniority to new money, while men had seniority to women. This makes Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship very interesting. By looking at the relationship between Daisy and Tom we can see that Tom is superior to Daisy. This is a surprising idea that is complicated by recognizing that Daisy is superior to Gatsby in their relationship, which upholds the different social standing for old money and new money during the 1920’s but opposes what was typical for men and women.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan is an enigmatic, beautiful, and desirable women. She is the most desirable object in Gatsby’s world and a generic socially acceptable wife to Tom, which all in all makes their…

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