Women In The Great Gatsby, By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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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
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Jordan is a friend of Daisy and love interest for Nick Carroway towards the middle of the novel. Jordan makes an appearance at all of Gatsby 's lavish parties he is known for throwing. The party go-ers are those who attend just for the drinks, food, and expensive amenities. Jordan blends right in with the partiers. She also cheats. For example, during Jordan 's first golf match, the only reason she was victorious was because she had cheated. She is cynical, self-centered yet extremely beautiful. Her attractive looks and outgoing flapper persona catches the attention of Nick, but in no means does she desire love. “Indeed, it was precisely the flapper 's combination of daring spirit and youthful innocence that made her attractive to men" (“Flappers”). The St. James Encyclopedia focuses on a range of articles that discuss art, television, literature, etc. The encyclopedia contains essays written by subject experts and professionals. As stated by the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Jordan did not throw herself at men in order to receive money and a high status, it was her mischevious and flirtatious personality that caught the males attention, in particular Nick Carraway. She has the option to have a relationship with any guy she chooses but declined the offers. Continuing, she lives in Manhattan, the upper class, wealthy city. New York City has always been the home of opportunity …show more content…
The females persona reflects different levels of the roaring 20s flapper while modeling to the stereotype, or only portraying certain characteristics. Overall, Fitzgerald is able to distinguish each female character and their personalities through setting and interaction with other

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