Roles Of Women In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Anmol Singh Singh 1 Ms. Gregori IB English 1/Period 3 9 October 2014 The Great Gatsby Essay Imagine living in a time period where the only thing women are worthy for are giving birth and taking care of children. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘great American novel’ takes on a different approach on women than modern times and the women in the novel create a different perspective as Fitzgerald identifies women as not only objects of mere pleasure, but also as women of a new era who will take on the world by storm. The role of women in the novel can be associated to the time period in which Fitzgerald wrote the novel, and in many cases, contributes to the role of women in the novel. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays the new social and sexual freedom adored by women in the ‘Jazz Age’ through the lives of the women in the novel.…show more content…
Tom’s lack of concern towards Daisy or his little girl (Pammy) emphasizes women’s role before the Roaring Twenties. Before, women would stay at home and take care of the children while men went off to work in the morning and came home drunk at night. “‘She’s a nice girl,’ said Tom after a moment. ‘They oughtn’t to let her run around the country this way (19).’” Tom has yet to lose the traditional customs and rules women are to follow, and is oblivious to the world changing around him. When Daisy’s affair with Gatsby becomes evident to Tom, he
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