Myrtle is accustomed to living an underprivileged life where feminine power engulfs her, but Tom is too egotistical to allow Myrtle to speak with such authority to him. Similarly, Gatsby’s need for assurance from Daisy pressures her into revealing to Tom that she never loved him (Fitzgerald 132). Deep down, Daisy knows that she truly did love Tom once, but Gatsby’s assertiveness and persistence drives her over the edge to telling Tom that what the two of them shared meant nothing to her. Daisy’s attribute of being a pushover is revealed immensely because she refuses to stand up for herself. Daisy is used to enabling Tom to constantly control all aspects of her life, and that leaves her powerless in society.
F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the character of Daisy Buchanan as a woman born into a wealthy ‘old-money’ family, where she’s a victim of traditional values that must be upheld. Daisy comes across as helpless and childlike possibly due to her sheltered upbringing. On the other hand, she is materialistic, insincere, and deceptive. Daisy commits a violent crime without acknowledgment or remorse. She comes across as somebody who is devoid of real emotion; she allows Gatsby to pay the ultimate price for her wrong doings and fails to show an ounce of gratitude in his wake. Fitzgerald paints Daisy both as a victim and a villain and her character can be paralleled with his actual wife, Zelda Sayre, who was also from a wealthy background, highly materialistic and suffered from schizophrenia.
Daisy shows her struggles with the social status of women through her daughter and relationship with Tom. Jordan proves that being a “new” women of the 1920s comes with a price of judgment and accusations of dishonesty. Myrtle seeks to become a member of the
When Tom Buchanan has an affair with Myrtle, he leads her astray for her to believe that he loves her, even though he does not, resulting in her death. When Daisy does not show up to Gatsby’s funeral, she proves to her cousin that she is nothing but childish. Based on the outcomes of the careless actions of these
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women in an extremely negative light. The idea Fitzgerald gives off is that women are only good for their looks and their bodies and that they should just be a sex symbol rather than actually use their heads. He treats women like objects and the male characters in the novel use women, abuse women, and throw them aside. I believe that Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle are prime examples of women in The Great Gatsby being treated poorly.
Myrtle was a “gold-digger”, but she also believed that he would genuinely love her and pick her over Daisy, even though Tom gave no indication of doing so. Like Daisy, breathed out wealth, Myrtle had breathed out vitality and sensuality, hoping for Tom to chose her as his love and for him to give her riches and luxury. As for Daisy, much like Myrtle, was also chasing both money and love, at different points in her life. Daisy, initially wanted love, and she displayed that, by first waiting for Gatsby and then once again when she was newly married with Tom. Over time, like with Myrtle, this dream of love evolved to of riches further on in her life.
In opposition to Gatsby, Myrtle is only trying to please one person—herself. She feels stuck in her marriage to Wilson and desperately longs for an escape. When she stumbles into Tom on the train, she instantly knows he can help her attain her ideal life. Myrtle can be described as a gold digger. She showcases this through her actions: having an affair with a man who can give her a glamorous lifestyle.
Daisy realizes how women during her time were always led by men without a voice since their decisions, opinions, and thoughts were second to those of males and their everyday lives were determined men. Daisy is expressing how due to their marginalization women are better off being fooled and dumb because the voice of women did
Throughout The Great Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson desired to fit in with the upper class; however, her marriage to George Wilson prevented such from occurring. Myrtle failed to recognize her husband’s hard work and true character due to her efforts to rise in social status. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald emphasized Myrtle’s hatred towards her marriage through her conversation with Catherine, depicting how people of the twenties focused more on wealth and power compared to moral American values. As readers closely evaluate the moment of Myrtle’s dialogue, she dictated her feelings towards her marriage in a way that supposedly justified her infidelity.
Tom lies to Myrtle about Daisy’s religious affiliations to get out of marrying her, and Daisy can’t bring herself to completely cut ties with Tom to recreate the past with Gatsby. They never think of their partners and equals, with Daisy showing disdain for Gatsby’s parties, and Tom harshly reminding Myrle of her place in the lower class. They take away the choice of their partners, returning to their comfortable positions at the top of society, the position they were born into, when all is said and done.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, The Great Gatsby, women such as Daisy, Jordan, and Myrtle play an extensional role in being key pieces throughout the plot. Daisy Fay Buchanan fell in love with Jay Gatsby during the war and after, she promised that she would wait for him, but
Daisy depicts to Nick and Jordan her desires for her daughter. While not specifically applicable to the novel 's primary topics, this quote offers a noteworthy look into Daisy 's character and how women . Daisy isn 't a “fool” herself however is the result of a social domain that, as it were, does not esteem insight in ladies. The more established age esteems subservience and resignation in females, and the more youthful age esteems negligent energy and joy chasing. Daisy 's comment is to some degree harsh: while she alludes to the social estimations of her time, she doesn 't appear to move them. Rather, she depicts her own weariness with life and appears to suggest that a young lady can have a ton of fun in the event that she is lovely and
Daisy, as a woman, was always under the judgmental eyes of society, and she was never brave enough to break out of it, so she cry when she realized she actually had to make a rough choice between safety and actual happiness. Her choices in the following chapters have proven how insecure Daisy
In the written version of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, quite different than other film adaptations of stories in this decade, there are a wide range of characters, symbols, and a detailed plot reflected onto the filmic version. While the large amount a similarities are easy to observe, the subtle differences embedded throughout the film compared to the book are what give the story meaning. Throughout the film and the written version of The Great Gatsby, the contrasting ideas presented to the audience provides insight about the story’s conflicts. One difference between the written and filmic version of the story is the way the audience sees Tom Buchanan, the husband to Daisy. In both, Tom cheats on Daisy with a woman named Myrtle
Mr.Buchanan is Daisy’s current lover who has a violent side and a individual that Mr.Gatsby sees as a threat to not only Daisy, but a threat to the love Gatsby feels for her as well. Myrtle is a friend of Daisy and is having an affair with