The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1697 Words Apr 24th, 2016 7 Pages
For the Money, For the Man
Eager for money, heavily weighted on influence and constantly judged are the lives the women live in within the 1920s. Females rarely worked and consistently depended on the makings of their husband which left a huge title for the male to uphold. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald characterizes three women to fit the time period in different ways. Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson and Jordan Baker all contraste each other yet show how their identity differs from how people perceive them. Likewise, their geographical location determines wealth and status within the novel. In F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby, the author uses geographical location and male influence to highlight the motif of perception or identity while arguing the female characters status and wealth. To start, Daisy Buchanan is a high class women who has money growing on trees. Her wealth comes from none other than her husband, Tom Buchanan. The couple lives in East Egg, an affluent fictional town located on Long Island. In regards to the neighboring town West Egg, East Egg is of a higher status and wealth than West Egg. The author Nick Carroway states, “I lived at West Egg, the- well, less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them” (Fitzgerald 5). This quote shows that although the towns are similar in contour, the denizens are of different social classes, while obtaining and…

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