The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1106 Words Mar 14th, 2016 5 Pages
In F.Scott Fitzgerald 's novel The Great Gatsby the major female characters who are Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan and, Myrtle Wilson all act differently towards men and are treated differently by them as well, they also all have similar and different motivations, goals, interests and, values. In the novel Jordan, Baker is presented as a strong independent woman who is also deceitful. For women to act as freely as Jordan does is rare and almost unheard of in the 1920’s. The way she acts around men isn 't all that surprising considering she values her independence and being seen as powerful, strong young woman. She tends to act mysterious and she doesn 't tend to interact with men who are more clever and intelligent than her. In the novel Nick tells why Jordan stays away from men who are more intelligent and clever than her “Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever shrewd men and I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible.”(63). Even though Jordan acts what she does best better still intrigued by her and continue to stick with her. Jordan values her independence, looks and, Her wealth. Money and success are her main reasons to cheat while playing golf. Fitzgerald doesn 't directly say that she cheats but he hints at it “ At her first big golf tournament there was a row that nearly reached the newspapers - a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad line in the semi-final round. approached the…

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