Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And Daisy Buchanan

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The novels The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, both contain strong female characters. Hester Prynne and Daisy Buchanan both portray strong female characters in their stories, but they deal with it in different ways. Hester Prynne displays a sense of strength and graciousness when dealing with her scarlet letter, but Daisy Buchanan, when faced with the choice of love or material, chooses the money of her husband Tom. Hester Prynne clearly embodies the strongest female character in any novel read this year. From the first chapter she appears in, when she steps outside a prison with an illegitimate child, while her peers, an intolerable brood of Puritan people look on in disgust judging her for her actions. Many times the town people question her about who the father of the child is, but never does she give up his name because she knows the man must accept his sin himself, not by her. Hester could have killed herself because of the judgment and shame brought upon her because of her actions, but amazingly she stays strong and graciously accepts her punishment. A specific example displaying her strength appears through her lover Dimmesdale, who carries guilt for…show more content…
In the novel Gatsby and Daisy love each other deeply, but her marriage with an extremely wealthy man gets in the way. At first Daisy makes the strong decision to follow her heart and love Gatsby, despite her marriage. Eventually, Daisy faces a choice of strength, where she follows her heart even though it may lead to difficulty, or the easy road, where she will go back to her passionless marriage for the money. She decides to take the easy way and goes back to Tom displaying how her strength only lasted her so long until she actually had to make a final
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