Reader’s perception is one of the most essential aspects of a novel, this refers to what the audience brings to the novel and determines whether a book is transcendent. The perception can be affected by several factors such as the format, the language and the message of the novel in general. A book can be interpreted differently according to culture, ideology, and even gender. The novel, The Great Gatsby written and published by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, is faced with reader-response criticism by two different social groups; feminist, that want to achieve equal cultural and social representation for women, question the treatment the women in book receive by the men, yet view the novel as an example of the empowerment of females in during the 1920’s. Then Marxists, who analyse class relations, social conflict and social transformation, interpret the book by analysing the representation of a materialistic elite class and the struggle of the middle class to fit into their world.
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.
Literary Analysis First Draft The 1920s were an intriguing, yet oppressed time period that presented cultural movements and a major difference between the high and low end of the economic scale. These ideas were presented through cultures, politics, and american literature. To be specific, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, written by Zora Neale Hurston. The Great Gatsby is a novel that distinguishes old money from new money by separating the fictional town of Egg into east and west divisions. Their Eyes Were Watching God is a frame narrative about a woman named Janie who tries to find her destiny and reach her goals.
And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). Daisy proclaims this line while speaking privately to her cousin Nick about the birth of her daughter. Her emotional words help reveal the harsh divide between males and females in the early 1920’s. Daisy had been subject to the male-dominated society since her birth, and is dismayed that her daughter will have to endure those same struggles. She is certain that her daughter’s intelligence will go unappreciated as hers did, and that her daughter’s frivolous nature and beauty will instead be embraced.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were both famous women who fought for equality among men and women. Both women wrote speeches expressing their opinions on why women should be equal to men. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote a speech called The Destructive Male and Susan B. Anthony wrote a speech called Women’s Right to Suffrage. Both speeches had basically the same theme: women are equal to men. Elizabeth Cady Stanton gave her speech during the Women’s Suffrage Convention in 1868 in Washington, D.C. and Susan B. Anthony gave her speech after being arrested for casting an illegal vote in the presidential election of 1872.
This brings out the corruption in Gatsby, because he only throws parties and buys fancy clothing to impress Daisy, and, in return, getting Daisy. Daisy, the love of Gatsby, is a woman who lives in East Egg and grew up from a rich family. Daisy is the most corrupt of three characters. This is best exemplified when she makes a promise to wait for Gatsby to come home from war and marry him. While at war, Daisy marries Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man, because money is the only thing that Daisy cares about.
However, when Eliza is firstly introduced in the book, hearing about the deal made between Mr. Shelby and the slave trader, "her heart swelled and throbbed" and then "raise her eyes ... bursting into tears ...., and began sobbing"( Uncle Tom 's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Page 10). This directly describes her fear of losing her child and husband, reflecting her love to her family. For male figures, the portrayals of their outlook characteristics are mainly used to reflect their social positions; on the other hand, the portrayals of faces and emotions for women indicates their kindness and other positive characteristics usually.
Four daughters successfully married off and now the last one has to get spots. I think she 'd rather I ran off with a footman '. Anne becomes more distressed from this causing her to be irritated often by people brushing her issues of acceptance
She is Nick’s love interest through most of the novel and is in many pivotal scenes including the climax. Jordan Baker represents the “new women” of the 1920s. She wore shorter dresses and had shorter hair. She was also very self-centered and arrogant which also represents the 1920s according to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jordan represents Fitzgerald 's theme of decay.
Persepolis, a graphic autobiography depicting the life of Marjane Satrapi from her childhood to her adult years and Great Gatsby, a 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about young and mysterious millionaire Great Gatsby and his obsession for Daisy Buchanan are examples of literary works that are shaped based on the cultural, social, political and historical context of their respective time periods. The effect that the context has on the literary work will be analyzed in this essay. Persepolis is nothing but context. If the context is removed, then there would be no story. The story begins with the life of marjane and ends with her life.