Women In The Great Gatsby

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In the novel The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald uses characterization to examine the female characters to represent the way females were viewed during the 1920’s. The 1920’s was the beginning to the dramatic change for females. Fitzgerald uses multiple female characters to show all the different types of women in the 1920’s. The characters Daisy, Jordan, and Myrtle were all three different types of women that appeared in the 1920’s era. The character Daisy is first shown as the cute, innocent, pretty, and rich girl. When Nick first encounters her in the novel, she is so worried about herself and wondering if anyone in town missed her. As the story progresses, the thought of her being cute and innocent fades away. She begins to cheat on her husband, looking for more materials and …show more content…
As Daisy saw that she hit the women, she drives off, showing how shallow she is to human life. Daisy is very popular and rich, since Myrtle has none of that, she viewed her as a low life human being. Since Myrtle had no worth to her life, Daisy did not care that she killed her because it would not have made a difference in the world. Not only did she show she is shallow through killing a woman, but by abandoning Gatsby after he died. Jordan Baker, a female character that is the exact opposite as Daisy Buchanan. Jordan is a pro golfer, showing how she does not need a man in her life. Golfing is generally a man's sport and showing that she can play the sport just as well shows that she wants to be able to do what men do. Although she is a pro golfer, she does not know how life works. She tries to work her way around things by her beauty. The last female Fitzgerald analyzes is Myrtle Wilson. Myrtle is shown to be an underclass women who is very unsatisfied with being just that. This then causes Myrtle to use Tom to gain riches and rise above the social class that she is currently