Money, power, and success have blinded people into thinking they are in love and it has led to these women being oppressed. Tom and Gatsby in this book are what is called the patriarchy. According to Revise Sociology, the patriarchy is “The systematic domination of women by men in some or all of society’s spheres and institutions.” In Tom and Daisy’s marriage; they are both having an affair, Tom wasn’t at his child’s birth, and he oppresses Daisy physically, maybe by accident, and socially, by not allowing her to go wherever she wants to go. In Tom and Myrtle’s affair; they are both married, yet they have this affair, she is dependent on him because he oppresses her economically and psychologically, and he also oppresses her physically when he broke her nose. In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women.
Therefore, she is punished as a scapegoat of the novel and while Gatsby rises in the eyes of the readers in the end of the novel, Daisy falls. From the feminist point of view, female characters in Fitzgerald fiction are punished because they are stepping outside of their and entering the male sphere. To show their role in the man’s world, they are dehumanised and presented like symbols, which in the end might be interpreted as that they are important as much as men give them importance. The ultimate dehumanization of female characters in Gatsby is seen in their embodiment of the American Dream. Female characters are dehumanized because they are used as of men’s desire, men’s world and men’s Dream.
Antigone, a woman, thought differently and chose to bury Polyneices. Her choice eventually led to a series of tragic events in the play that would include her eventual death. Because of this, Sophocles conveys the idea that in a society dominated by men, women are able to challenge men by pushing forward their own ideas and by making their own choices. Sophocles utilizes character foil to illustrate how Greek society found women to be inferior. This inferiority
As we move through the passage, we see Adriana shift her emotions of depression away from her husband and towards her naïve sister. Adriana becomes so enraged with her sister’s comments, that she refers to Luciana’s mentality as “servant like” (2.1.26). Since servants were treated as the lowest members of society, it is clear that Adriana feels as though Luciana is making a fool out of herself. Shakespeare portrays Luciana in a manner that would suggest that she is an expert on marriage, which is contradictory in itself as Luciana is not yet married. Her tone, while initially understanding and compassionate, quickly turns into one of arrogance and righteousness.
Their distancing during the development of the novel shows that they truly do not love each other for their qualities as people but the quality of their pockets and their name. Same can be said about Gatsby’s obsessive nature and his attraction to Daisy. The lopsided affair shows that Gatsby’s one true connection to Daisy was the ambition for a better wealthier life. As he values Daisy’s wealth and her ambition for a wealthier lifestyle. Gatsby places Daisy on a pedestal and very clearly is chasing a past that has moved on.
Jordan challenged the occupation that always the man taken, an excellent golfer, took higher education and graduated from a famous college, additionally she gave herself a masculine name. Actually Jordan Baker indicated some acute parts of women in the 1920s. In order to promote women personalities, they attend thousands of parties in extreme dress and got drunk. She is the great example of fighting the right for the women. It is no doubt that there is no women right without her.
The American Family Myrtle and George Wilson were once two passionate lovers, caring for nothing else in the world but each other. However, Myrtle’s selfish aura led her to fall in love with not a man, but a thing: money. She became unhappy with her husband and decided to move on to someone more enticing, someone wealthy like Tom Buchanan. In the novel The Great Gatsby written by Fitzgerald, the Wilsons are discontent with their lives by portraying the theme of how when money is involved, they will become dissatisfied with one another and turn to lives of greed and selfishness. The source of Myrtle and George Wilson’s problems is that they have different viewpoints on each other which lead to Myrtle’s dissatisfaction with him.
One of the women is Daisy who, under the description of Fitzgerald, represents women thirsting for the superficial material condition, extravagant and vain. Jordan Baker, the other woman, is an enthralling golfer who later confessed that she has cheated in her very first tournament. A few moments later, “the two young women ballooned slowly to the floor”(9), but Nick’s flower of American Dream does not fall; it continues blossoming fragrantly and meanwhile starts to appear fissures from New Yorkers’ empty lifestyle, the secret affairs committed by both Tom and Daisy, Gatsby’s fervent love to Daisy who is
Scott Fitzgerald reinforces the oppression of women through his menial depiction of women. Fitzgerald uses his character, Daisy Buchanan, to represent the selfish and shallow perspectives on upper-class women during his era. He contrasts this image of wealthy society by using Myrtle Wilson, a needy mistress, to manifest the greed existent within the women at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Jordan Baker embodies a highly modernized and independent female during the time, yet she is constantly treated unequal to men. Fitzgerald creates females that are subjected to constant inferiority in his novel, rather than giving them more original characteristics.
In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy who is the wife of Tom and the cousin of Nick expresses her negativity towards her life and the society that other women just like her live in. In articles, The Grotesque Rose: Medieval Romance and The Great Gatsby by Jerome Mandel, The Resisting Reader: a Feminist Approach to American Fiction by Judith Fetterley, Beneath the Mask: the Plight of Daisy Buchanan by Sarah Beebe Fryer, each author explains how Daisy is unhappy in the society she is living in. Daisy is very unhappy in her marriage for many reasons and these reasons impact the lives of people who she loves very much. During the 1920s, Daisy who was a very wealthy woman was treated unfairly, she was expected to act like a object, she had certain gender roles to live by, and also it was not common for her to show emotion about her marriage problems. Daisy has always been a wealthy woman from a very rich southern family, she has always shown power throughout her life even though she feels as a woman so powerless.