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    The Great gatsby is a book with many themes that critique society. As this book is a modernist work of art. One big theme is Gender role. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, gender critique is seen a lot throughout the story assessing violence against women and the way men see women’s place in society. Violence and abuse against women is seen and portrayed in The Great Gatsby. For example, When Nick walks in for the first time in Tom’s house and sees Daisy and Jordan Laying in a couch.the way Nick describes this strong imagery is as if both girls were some kind of prostitutes, just lying on a couch. “The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored…

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    Through The Great Gatsby, “Our Deportment…”, and “Testimony Before Senate…”, the sources reveal that women still have less rights than men; thus, the sources demonstrate that gender roles have not changed because women still have low expectations for any possible achievement placed among them by our society. Women in the American society, overall, have low expectations for what they may be able to achieve in their life. In Source A, The Great Gatsby, women are even aware of what little they…

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    There 's no doubt that in The Great Gatsby, the gender roles are somewhat differentiated between dominance of men, and independence of woman. With several theories going around as to what women are portrayed as “gentle”, and what woman are considered “tough”. Fitzgerald in truth wanted to have the woman subdued by the men with their physical and authoritative strength, where there is one case of role reversal in the case of Nick and Jordan. Here, in this essay, you will understand why the gender…

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    Gender Inequality in the 1920’s In the 1920’s, society was on a low when it came to women being in the same league as men. Men back then thought highly of themselves so they weren’t ever faithful, but there were some men that thought only having one women in their life was enough. In the 1920’s many people fulfilled their desires, for example sexual desires. Back then, people wanted to get rich quick because having money meant having everything including power. Therefore ending in having to buy…

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    Boats Against the Current vs. Roaring Seaward; Gender Roles in Confronting the Past Throughout Colum McCann’s novel Let The Great World Spin and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby characters are struggling to reconcile with the past, which causes a residual effect on the present. Within this theme, the women often find recovery in confronting the past, while the male characters fall short of reconciliation due to a lack of acceptance. Jay Gatsby, much like Corrigan, attempts to assuage his…

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    a lot, and I spent some of my best days in reading books, especially of literature. I had gone through the texts of the modernist writers, i.e. Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf, and David Herbert Lawrence as a consequence of my reading. Finding their writings very intriguing relating to class, gender, and race, feminism, and sexuality, I want to explore their (Fitzgerald, Woolf, and Lawrence) literary works, one text of each in-depth for a comparative study to pursue my MA thesis…

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    Daniel Lopez English 11 Period 5 Oct 2017 Fitzgerald’s Gender Roles In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, he portrays the characters Daisy and Jordan as fake and harsh revealing that these women are portrayed differently in this novel. Fitzgerald portrays daisy as a gold digger. She is after materialistic things such as money, clothes, jewelry, etc. She only married Tom because he is very wealthy. Gatsby was poor at the time and she couldn’t wait for him anymore. Tom cheats…

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    Is wealth the most qualifying element women look for in men? In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, it appears to be true. The novel centers on a hopeful and determined man,named Jay Gatsby, trying to win over Daisy Buchanan, who is married. Although unsuccessful, Gatsby’s pure intentions for love represent the Americans in the Roaring Twenties trying to create a fortune. The Great Gatsby is used in many English classes throughout the United States, so it is important to use literary theory…

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    These texts give insight into how the values that form the base of relationships have changed over time to become more superficial. The Great Gatsby (TGG) by F. Scott Fitzgerald (FSF) was published in 1925, and is set in post World War I New York city in the year 1922, at which time many people were setting aside religious values and focusing on materialism, mostly due to the economic boom caused by the war. Parts of this novel and many of its characters were based off FSF’s own life, and in…

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    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a great American novel shadowing the lives of several mysterious, but stereotypical characters. Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Myrtle Wilson all play a significant role in The Great Gatsby, specifically because they are women whose characteristics set a sense of change for other women in society. The Great Gatsby takes place during the summer of 1922, which was two years after women gain the right to vote. This promoted the…

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