The Great Gatsby, a book wrote by F. Scott Fitzgerald, show us the life of an extraordinary man called Jay Gatsby, also known as Gatsby, a man who just have and live for that one desire: to get back together with Daisy Buchanan, the love of his life. Along the story we can see a lot of feminist characters and not just the characters but also the way they behave in the 1920’s. What is feminism? Feminism is the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes (Cathyreisenwitz). And Fitzgerald makes a clear point of establishing gender roles in his writing (Dr. Scanlon).
The feminist role in Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” is offered as an example of what feminist interpretation of that novel might …show more content…
It focus not only on the female cast such as Daisy, Myrtle and Jordan, but other “minor” female characters. Many of the females are seen enjoying the freedom of the “flappers” in the Jazz Age (Crossref-it.info). We can see in the whole novel that are independent women's, but as well dependents, there is also patriarchal attitudes, and a degraded femininity. However, they manage to come together to develop the novel and “paint” an accurate picture of how women were viewed in the 20’s.
As an example of independent woman we have Jordan Baker. Throughout the novel she passes the reader a strong and independent woman who plays golf and does not have a “home influence” and she is also dishonest: “Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply” (Fitzgerald 61). Jordan in particular resists social pressure to conform to feminine norms (Crossref-it.info). Another character that can be compared with Jordan is Catherine, Myrtle’s sister. She lives the same independent life, visiting places and sharing her conformity with a ‘girlfriend’ rather than with a ‘partner’ or family: “The sister, Catherine, was a slender, worldly girl of about thirty with a solid sticky bob of red hair and a complexion