Boundaries In The Great Gatsby

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In the book “The Great Gatsby” the story centers around a character named Gatsby, and the story of his dreams being reached, but there are many hardships that need to be pushed through in order to reach his dream. This dream is something he wants, but can’t reach for it is but a fantasy created to help cope with the reality of the harsh world. This same statement could be used on the dreams of many illegal immigrants, or just people coming to the united states, and that’s the American dream. These two dreams seem to be reachable, by the eyes of the person, but there are many boundaries that are in the way, for the American dream there is the social boundaries, and also racial boundaries. Gatsby has his own boundaries too, because his lover,…show more content…
At the early 1920’s society’s view on divorce was not good, women who wanted to get away from their husbands would be looked down upon and ignored by the people, not having a job or a place to go the women had no choice to but to bare with the men they lived with. In the case of Daisy and Tom, they were both very attractive and wealthy people, they should had been a perfect couple in the eyes of the public, but the truth was far from it, Tom also explained to his mistress on why he didn’t think Daisy would ever want to get divorced. “You see,” cried Catherine. Triumphantly, she lowered her voice again. “It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s Catholic, and they don’t believe in divorce”. Because Tom didn’t want to be with his mistress, in marriage that is, he lied to her and her sister telling them that the only reason there wasn’t a divorce yet, was because Daisy’s religious views keeps them from getting a divorce, but clearly Daisy isn’t catholic. To conclude, Daisy is well aware that being a female is not the best thing to be in that time. The segregation of race and sex was beginning to decline, but was still very prominent with most societal issues. and Daisy is just hoping that her child wouldn’t have to go through the same hardships she had to with Tom. Daisy and Nick were at her house for diner, Daisy goes on about her child. “She 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”. Daisy wishes that he little baby girl wouldn’t have to grow up, and live the humiliations Daisy
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