The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1714 Words Apr 16th, 2016 7 Pages
Women in the 1920s
The “Roaring 20s”, a great time for many people especially people in wealth. Many new things and opportunities arose throughout this time, especially for women. In the 1920s, the expectations of women were very straight forward; be faithful, listen to your husband, and not be very independent at times. But, in the 1920s the expectations of women would change and go into the other direction. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story about told by Nick Carraway. In this story he is neighbors with a very rich and known man, Jay Gatsby which later on Nick and Jay get acquainted. Throughout the story Jay tries to get back the love of his life Daisy Buchanan but encounters many problems in the process and eventually ends in the worst way possible. But, throughout the story you realize, the women in The Great Gatsby don’t follow what society expects of them to be or do. They don’t follow their role of what they should be doing.

In the story, Daisy is a wealthy stay at home mom that is secretly a flapper behind Tom’s back. She does not follow her role in what society expects from her to be and do but she follows a certain type of way wealthy women were in the 1920s. In the beginning of the story when you first meet Daisy, you get a sense of her that she isn’t going to be like the other characters in the story and she is going to be very likeable in the beginning of the story but slowly but surely you start realizing that she is not what you…

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