Women In The Great Gatsby

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During the 1920’s there was a revolution in the society for it was a very hectic era to live in compared to present day, however this was not the situation for women, since there was was greater impact of gender inequality and lack of power and justice women faced. For instance, near the end of chapter one, daisy is telling nick she has become very cynical about everything and when Nick changes the topic to her daughter, Daisy responds by telling how the nurse “told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. ‘All right,’ I said, ‘I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool" (Fitzgerald 20). For this reason, Daisy understands the subordinate role that…show more content…
Of course by revealing her opinion on the dynamics of gender and power, Daisy seems to indicate that if she’d had a boy, she would feel better knowing that boy, in a man’s world, would have an easier life than a girl. Another reason why ones life would be more successful in this generation is because when it comes to power and justice, it doesn't matter if you rich or not, justice would be served at the end of the day, however this was not the case during the roaring 20’s. For example, when Nick was talking to Tom about his involvement in gatsby's death and concluded that “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made" (Fitzgerald 191). This comes to prove that Tom and Daisy couldn’t escape the attitude of carelessness that has infected the wealthy in this time period. The Roaring 20’s was a time of carefree enjoyment, but what is often looked over is how those who indulged themselves refused to accept the consequences as a result of their actions and instead hid behind their shield of
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