The Roles Of Women In The 1920's

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Women in the 1920’s would do anything to get their hands on money. Women in the 1920’s wanted money, so they would marry any man who they saw that had money. Some women even cheated on their husbands because they were not rich enough, so these women went out and found men with money and had affairs with them. Women in the 1920’s were seen as inferior so they tried to prove themselves by doing anything to make them look better, even if that meant marring a man who is abusive. Some women at this time went out to find jobs to earn money, while others went out to find men with money and married them so they do not have to work for their money. Daisy will get lots of money because she marries the rich Tom Buchanan, but Myrtle uses Tom to get in the upper class in society. Daisy …show more content…
When Daisy was 18, she had money and her having a white car and a white dress on shows it. The white pearls on the keys represent the white for money and the expensive things she has always owned. Daisy bounced between men for a little while and “before Gatsby returns, she marries the very rich Tom Buchanan” (Bruccoli), but before Tom she was engaged to another man. When she was in love with Gatsby, he was poor and she did not want to marry a poor man, so she marries Tom because he gave her a sense of money and security. The picture of the mansion represents their house that they live in, which is white and has a lot of property. The gold key to their mansion shows that she is rich because gold is known as a very expensive metal and not everyone can afford it. Throughout the novel, Gatsby tries to get Daisy to love him again, so he shows her all of his expensive items of clothing and as he is doing this “suddenly, with a strained sound, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily” (Fitzgerald 92). She begins to cry because she sees all the wealth Gatsby has gained and begins to love him again for his

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