What Is The Portrayal Of Women In The Great Gatsby

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The portrayal of women in the literature we have read this year has been blatantly obvious at making it known that women will do whatever it takes to get what they feel they deserve from them in their lives. In Macbeth, We Were Liars and The Great Gatsby the leading women’s manipulative nature towards men are the means by which they are able to attain power, money and status. All of these women put themselves and their selfish ambitions above their relationships, whether it be with their husband, lover or father. A perfect embodiment of this manipulative nature towards men is Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Daisy lives her life behind a facade and portrays herself as the perfect housewife who married for love but this could not be farther from the truth. To Daisy, her marriage to Tom is nothing more than a business arrangement. “In June she married Tom Buchanan of Chicago, with more pomp and circumstance than Louisville ever knew before. He came down with a hundred people in four private cars, and hired a whole floor of the Seelbach Hotel and the day before the wedding he gave her a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars” (Fitzgerald 91). His entourage on the day of their wedding was a glimpse into the future she had always dreamed of; a future where she would always have society’s most elite members surrounding her and her picture perfect-husband. These people would boost her reputation which was Daisy’s biggest dream

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