The Great Gatsby Hamlet Quotes Analysis

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Hamlet, by William Shakespeare examined the line “[f]railty, thy name is women!” (Shakespeare 1485). This quote represented the weakness of women and the superiority of men. The content of this quote has been presented in other novels through other characters. It has been represented in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Hamlet, the son of Gertrude, was distressed with his mother. Over the death of his father, his mother had married his uncle within a span of a few months. In Hamlet's famous soliloquy, he stated the weakness of women compared to men. He believed that his mother was mentally weak, and she could not live without a man by her side. Hamlet was certain that his mother made a foolish decision which she could not take back. During the Shakespearean period, women were generally portrayed as weak which he had shown in his play (Shakespeare). As women were characterized weak in Hamlet, they were also considered weak in The Great Gatsby. Daisy, a character in The Great Gatsby, presented some essence of Shakespeare's famous quote. She had never lived her life on her own terms. Daisy seemed to be befuddled and lost in her own world. As Daisy is baffled between the love of two men, she represents the …show more content…

Lenina was an alpha which is the highest social class. Although certain rules in the World State permitted her to have more than one man in her life. Even after being part of the highest social class, women continued to play a weaker role in their society. This suggested that women were lower than men and were valued less. Linda, on the other hand, was part of a different reservation and continued to be portrayed as a person in need of a man in her life (Huxley). These different novels and plays used different characters and situations, but they all rendered the same

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