Women 's Depiction Of The American Classic By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Karla Ximena Leyte
Short Paper – Women in the Great Gastby
September 18, 15
Women’s Depiction by a Male Narrator in The Great Gastby
The American classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby has been highly appraised for its symbolic representation of the American Dream. It is important to dissect the novel and analyze the way the narrator, Nick Carraway, influences the portrayal of each character, which in conclusion shapes how its readers view the sequence of events. Although the central point of The Great Gastby is to meditate on America in the 1920’s, the portrayal of women by a male narrator is symbolic of the manner women are presented in America as a whole. Nick’s individual description of the head female characters in the novels not only speak on the ideologies attached to women’s bodies but also to the analogy of gender roles and their dehumanization into an object signifying wealth and class. From the first to final pages of The Great Gatsby, the actions the women in the novel embody are all militarized to perpetuate the “correct” gender roles. Daisy is always portrayed as a classic beauty with a high sex appeal, a desire to all of the men in East and West Egg. From the first time she is presented in the novel, her body language and mannerisms are performing the correct way of being “lady-like”. Through Nick’s use of terminology such as “charming”, “witty”, “lovely”, “thrilling”, and “bright”, we begin to picture Daisy as a beautiful and fanciful woman able…

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