Throughout this book, Nick gets to meet all three types of these girls, and gets to spend time with them. There are many reasons why Nick would like or dislike each one of these stereotyped woman. Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, and Jordan Baker are examples of the key differences in each stereotyped women. Daisy Buchanan is Nick Carraway’s cousin, and Tom Buchanan’s wife. Out of the three stereotypes, Daisy Buchanan is a “golden girl”, for the reason that he has a powerful amount of money, and she talks and acts like
Men acted haughtily (6) towards women and felt like they could do whatever they wanted. Women were gaining more freedom, but men still seemed to control them. History claims that “in addition to being more sexually ‘free’ than previous generations” women were getting more prominent in society. Not only were married men cheating, married women were also cheating. Although, to men it was inconceivable (8) that women were allowed to do that, to have that much freedom.
Women found it in there place to dance and it’s surely no coincidence that this was an era obsessed with dancing. From the barefoot ecstasies of Isadora Duncan, whose free, expressive dancing struck a blow against the corseted rigours of classical ballet, to the collective jazzing of the 1920s, dance came to play a surprisingly emblematic role in the story of women’s liberation. In the early 1900s, people saw women accomplish key political gains as well as the right to vote. At the same time, many women of the time were also pushing for another kind of freedom. They were pushing for the right to dress as they chose, and to have more control over their own bodies.
Within the twelfth century power was for men to pursue, command and manipulate, those who opposed the man would be punished. The women had no say, except if they were in a position of power, in that sense they would only be allowed to command the servants. This is vastly different to the world we live in now as women are now able to pursue a powerful position, for example, England has a blood queen instead of king, or women running for presidency in America. Marie De France appears to be much more advanced for her years as she believed that, “…true love can only exist between…persons of the same age, social status, and education…and they must be completely loyal to each other,” (Barban), so “Chevrefoil” appears to be making a mockery of this truth that she wishes to depict but has not yet come to pass. She wants a future where women can marry who they want and not be ruled over by men.
Women feel the need to dress in provocative clothing to parties because every girl does it and they want to be noticed by guys while guys still wear everyday casual clothing. Students feel like they have much more fun at parties while drunk and have much more confidence leading to more hookups. When these parties occur, students are now part of the “drunk world”. As discussed in American Hookup, the drunk world is where it is normal for people to be a drunk mess, flirt, hook up, get sick, dance, sing, etc., and normal sober norms are not accepted. So, these are the norms of a college party and therefore everyone conforms to them to fit in.
Fitzgerald and Dexter both meet women whom they find very beautiful, but they are out of their leagues in terms of finances. Zelda and Judy want to marry wealthy men and live in the upper part of society. Because of the love Fitzgerald and Dexter have for these women, they pursue jobs that bring them fortune. Fitzgerald becomes a successful writer, and Dexter becomes a successful Wall Street businessman. Fitzgerald and Dexter want “glittering things,” and they do not stop until they get that.
Bernice tends to exaggerate situations beyond their rational limit, extolling petty successes and dreading minor misfortunes to an extent most readers would find excessive. For example, she deems the week following her dinner dance at the country club a “revelation” consisting of the “foundation of self-confidence” which stems from the approval of her peers (Fitzgerald 7). The author intentionally touts social status as the ultimatum of character stability: either abide by the standards society promulgates in order to earn artificial success, or reject these standards and lose the sense of belonging that drives most human behavior. The same concept appears in the group discussion preceding the climax, where Bernice is persuaded by Marjorie et al to bob her hair. Owing to peer pressure and overt psychological trickery, Bernice now views the haircut as “the test supreme of her sportsmanship” (Fitzgerald 9).
The societal status of women during this era placed women’s destiny to marriage and motherhood. While it was considered a norm at that time, in the society I live in today, women are encouraged to be independent and enter the careers that were previously restricted from them. Mr. Pontellier was also hypocritical when he said “What folly! To bathe at such an hour in such heat!” (2), when “he himself had taken a plunge at daylight” (2). Kate Chopin meant that scene to reflect how men thought that women's actions that weren't within the norm were irrational, even though he could do the same action and nobody would question his sanity.
The NCAA has an entire division for women. There are many soccer leagues in the world that consist of women. Almost nobody thinks bad about these women for playing sports. Women’s behavior in the 1930’s utterly contradict the behavior of girls today. In 1930’s a woman's life was very a very exclusive one in the way they could act.
In the twenties, it was the strive for wealth. Many people look back at this time period and think, “those were the days…” but, the days for who? The 1920s was also referred to as the ‘Roaring Twenties’, however, it seemed only the men were allowed to roar. In this time period, America followed a patriarchy which saw that women were subservient to men. As F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was written during this time period, it is no surprise that many elements of this novel were
Demonstrates how Gail had a major affect on Chris, because McCandless broke out of his shell more with her that she even convinced him to go dancing, which he rarely even did with anyone except for his sister Carine. McCandless came around many different people throughout his journeys, who were mainly males that had some type of connection and relationship with him. Just like the males, the females meant throughout his adventures can be shown of having some type of connection with him. They also shared as to what they thought about him and how he thought about them in there one point of view. Which made the female voices stand out just as much as the males that had their perspective on Chris described and how Chris saw all of them through his own
Lastly, there is Edna St. Vincent Millay, who had problem with expressing herself exactly how she was; opinionated and very sexually active. These three women, in my opinion, demonstrate how American women have evolved though time. We have gone from being complacent housewives to equal members of society. We are no longer to required to stay quiet and agree blindly with our husbands. We have a right to our own opinions and the ability to express ourselves however we see fit.