In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the female characters, Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson, throughout the whole novel, all have the same motive which is achieving their desired social position through cheating. Jordan Baker is a very wealthy and famous golfer who will do anything to achieve her goal which is very beneficial to her social position. Like Jordan, Daisy Buchanan is very wealthy as well and married to one of the richest men in East Egg, Tom Buchanan. However, when she finds real love, Gatsby, she denies it because she wants to keep her social position. Like Daisy, Myrtle cheats on her husband and had an affair with another man who is Tom Buchanan.
The era’s “perfect woman”, Daisy Buchanan, is a bubbly, conflicted woman whose choice is between two men: her husband, Tom Buchanan, and her former lover Jay Gatsby. Since Daisy’s character was written in the 1920s, women’s characters were based on the traditional women of the time period, and many women then were still seen as objects and as less desirable than men. When Daisy is invited to Gatsby’s mansion, her first sight of him in many years upon seeing his expensive clothing, she is so overcome with emotion that she begins to weep “with a strained sound” and begins to “cry stormily” showing her true reaction to something as petty as material objects (92). She continues, claiming that
Daisy 's world is made up of wealth and flashy materials, and when she realizes that Gatsby is now connected to money, she breaks down. Both Gatsby and Daisy appreciate appearance over true character. Gatsby is now part of Daisy 's world, and she falls back in love with him for his status, not for
Part of the American dream is finding love and raising a family. Gatsby’s hard work was fueled by the dream of Daisy. Gatsby had never loved a girl like this one. He was so infatuated with her that he even said, “Her voice is full of money," (Fitzgerald). Gatsby loves his money and ultimately just to hear her voice brought extreme emotion to him.
Some meanings are considered to be very easily found and the audience decodes the meaning of the movie the way it’s suppose to be. Stuart Hall calls this the hegemonic position out of his three hypothetical positions. In Mean Girls, the movie uses many female stereotypical scenes that show what color women should like or how women should look and dress. The famous saying “On Wednesdays we wear pink” implies that girls love the color pink. In Stuart Hall’s essay, Hall said, “ Certain codes may, of course be so widely distributed in a specific language community or culture, and be learned at so early an age…” (Hall:2005, 481).
2) Briefly characterize Blanche Dubois. What evidence is there in the text that supports your characterization? Blanche Dubois seem like a rich person due to what she’s wearing, ”white suit,bodice necklace, earrings of pearl, white glove…”.She was also described as a moth due to the white and her beauty that will cause attention to her. 3) How does Blanche react to Stella’s apartment? Why do you think she is shocked when she arrives at her destination?
Narcis Celic Bauer English I 15 December 2016 Compare/Contrast English I Essay Mathilde in “The Necklace” is simply unhappy because she doesn't have money but has a rich husband. Della in “Gift of the Magi” is unhappy because she doesn't have money to buy her husband a gift for Christmas so she makes a decision. Let's start with similarities with both of the main characters in “The Necklace” and “Gift of the Magi”. Della and Mathilde are both women who struggle against money. The two women have been blessed with physical beauty, In the first sentence of “The Necklace” the author states “She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans.” (Guy de Maupassant 1).
Also, in paragraph eleven, the text states,”Gradually over seven years, her power and influence grew. In the end, Hatshepsut was ruling Egypt in all but name.” This quote explains that she was intelligent and took more of the power from Tuthmosis III, with courage Hatshepsut could not have took that willing step. In addition, in paragraph twelve, the text states,” Hatshepsut took a bold and unprecedented step: She had herself crowned pharaoh…” Hatshepsut was bold enough to name herself pharaoh unlike women that did not have the “audacity to proclaim herself pharaoh.” All in all, Hatshepsut showed boldness with many of the steps that she took to become pharaoh with all power and how she ruled Egypt. In conclusion, Hatshepsut continues to inspire women in the world because of her confidence to the throne and her impact on her country, Egypt. For example, Angela Merkel followed Hatshepsut’s steps and became first woman Chancellor of Germany.
Their wealth within the novel and movie play very massive roles. If Emma and Cher were not wealthy they wouldn't find themselves apart of the rich, upscale societies that are in England and California. Both of the woman abuse there fathers wealth and become spoiled, self involved girls, where Emma “thinks a little too well of herself.” (5) They get exactly what they want, when they want it. Emma and Cher both find themselves playing the role as matchmaker with there groups of friends. Many people thought “she,” meaning Emma, “would form her opinions and her manners."
Although Gatsby is an intelligent man in business but he is very innocent with women. Nick has a famous quote about women’s dishonesty: “Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply” (Fitzgerald 59). Gatsby asks Jordan for help to get Daisy back; but he does not know that Jordan always dishonest everything. On the day Gatsby has chance to meet Daisy, he wear a nice, white suite symbolizes the
“I did love him once-but I loved you too.” (Fitzgerald 132) Contrary to what others may believe, Jordan is the exact opposite of the typical 1920’s woman. She is shown to be an epitome of confidence and a real surprise to Nick when she first encounters him all the way in chapter 1. “Almost any exhibition of self-efficiency draws a stunned tribute from me.” (Fitzgerald 9) The historical beliefs of women is shifted when comparing Jordan to both Daisy and Myrtle. When seeing Jordan as a sporty, confident, young golfer, Daisy and Myrtle are
The marriage between Daisy and Tom started off with Tom cheating on their honeymoon. This endless act pattern never ceases. While Tom does claim that “[o]nce in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time,” Daisy snapily replies “you 're revolting.” Even at the beginning of the book, Daisy refers to Tom as “a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen.” She married him because of his status and the “pomp and circumstance” he brought. Tom also has a significant relationship with another woman, Myrtle. This illicit relationship is quickly shown to be shallow as after Myrtle brought up Daisy, “making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.” He also only thinks of himself after Myrtle is fatally killed, trying to figure out the best way to protect himself, and particularly distraught about her death.
Nefertari was one of the most successful pharaohs in written history. She was the most beautiful woman in Egypt, but vain, social, irresponsible, and possessed a devil-may-care attitude. Besides herself, her family was her most precious treasure. Her parents - Pharaoh Aker (victorious) and his wife, Afrikaisi (from the Egyptian hills) - doted on her, and gave her her name, which meant “the most beautiful”. Her siblings - Cheres (god of war) and Bomani (warrior) - honored her, as she was the first-born.
The objectification of Daisy is complete when Gatsby tells Nick, “Her voice is full of money,” (127) towards the end of the novel. Daisy’s voice is one of the most mystical parts about her, it represents her- enchanting and beautiful. However, Gatsby and Nick don’t know how to value Daisy outside of the money values that govern their lives, and continue to simplify her to