Stereotypes Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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The Roaring Twenties Have you ever wondered what the stereotypes of women were in the 1920’s? Well, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, there are three major different types of stereotypes of women. In this book, a man named Nick Carraway moves near a millionaire who goes by the name Gatsby. Gatsby hosts frequent parties which include several different types of people, such as gold diggers, golden girls, and the new women. Throughout this book, Nick gets to meet all three types of these girls, and gets to spend time with them. There are several reasons why Nick would like or dislike each one of these stereotyped women. Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, and Jordan Baker are examples of the key differences in each stereotyped woman. 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 she has tons of it. Nick says that “That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money -- that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it . . . High in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl. . .” (Fitzgerald 127). At first when Gatsby told Nick that Daisy’s voice was full of money, he did not understand, but he later realizes that it was true. This quote compares her to the Golden Girl which she is to be known throughout the plot. She is
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