In the novel Jordan says, “Let’s get out, this is much too polite for me” (Fitzgerald, 45). In this quote it shows Jordan Baker is very head strong, she knows what she wants and is very open about telling people how she feels even if
Much like Daisy, she is foolish and adulterous. Her social status was not as flawless as Jordan’s or Daisy’s. She lived with her husband George in the Valley of Ashes, a desolate land covered in the filth of industrial ashes. She was miserable with her life due to not being rich and was extremely jealous of Daisy Buchanan. She regrets marrying George because she believed that he was rich but was mistaken and shows just how shallow she is.
A novel that comments on society and the choices people make within it, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald makes a compelling story laced with deceit, hope, and the unattainable. Fitzgerald paints many colorful characters within this novel, but Daisy Buchanan seems to always be in the spotlight. Daisy searches for wealth and love, but finds them in two different men. Daisy Buchanan deceives the men in her life searching for her goal of having “everything” showing that this grail quest is doomed to fail.
She was just eighteen, two years older than me, and by far the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville. She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster, and all day long the telephone rang in her house and excited young officers from Camp Taylor demanded the privilege of monopolizing her that night. ‘Anyways, for an hour!’” (Fitzgerald 74). Throughout the novel, Jordan seems to think highly of Daisy Buchanan.
Have you ever wondered what the stereotypes of women were in the 1920’s? Well, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, there are three different types of stereotypes for women. In this book, a man named Nick Carraway moves near a billionaire who goes by the name Gatsby. Gatsby hosts many parties which include many different types of people, such as gold diggers, golden girls, and the new women. Throughout this book, Nick gets to meet all three types of these girls, and gets to spend time with them.
Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker represent two very different kinds of women, one with no career ambitions at all, just comfortable to be a little housewife and another with a professional career and ambitions comfortable with the press and the public attention. Daisy Buchanan comes from wealth family, who marry a man from her society. She is living an extravagantly life inside her circle of friends. Readers first impression of her is a boring high-class lady, with nothing to do, but hosting small parties and doing
Through use of comparison between Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, and Jordan Baker, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s message about women and feminine power is that having a man deprives the women of their power, ranking higher in social standards deepens the wound of selfishness, and being deceptive
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby,” Daisy Buchanan struggles to free herself from the power of both Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, whom both use their wealth and high standings as a way to dictate power over and impress others. Fitzgerald purposely develops Daisy as selfish and “money hungry” character when she chooses Tom, a rich man, over Gatsby, a poor man (who she was in love with), which establishes her desire for power that she never achieves.
In this social class is Tom and Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker. All three of them inherited there wealth and had the “leisure” to not work. Jordan, unlike Tom and Daisy, did not have much effect on the storyline with her actions. Daisy impacted the plot greatly when she committed manslaughter by running over Myrtle Wilson and then fleeing the scene. Her actions then led to George visiting Tom Buchanan to try and identify the car that ran his wife over.
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women in an extremely negative light. The idea Fitzgerald gives off is that women are only good for their looks and their bodies and that they should just be a sex symbol rather than actually use their heads. He treats women like objects and the male characters in the novel use women, abuse women, and throw them aside. I believe that Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle are prime examples of women in The Great Gatsby being treated poorly.
Daisy shows her struggles with the social status of women through her daughter and relationship with Tom. Jordan proves that being a “new” women of the 1920s comes with a price of judgment and accusations of dishonesty. Myrtle seeks to become a member of the
He refers to her as “this woman” when he describes how she “rushed out at [them];” his attitude towards this person he just ran over was less than of her being a human being and more like she was some stray animal destined to be roadkill. Between these three characters, they are all part of a web that was the vision of women in the 1920s. In a particularly powerful interaction between Daisy, the typical, submissive, beautiful woman; and Jordan, the accomplished, defiant and trouble seeking woman; we see these two personas mingle on an extremely hot summer day. Daisy is whining and crying about how she sees no future in the unbelievable heat, showing her strong tendency for overreaction and her inability to see beyond now. Jordan, however, replies to her, saying to Daisy to not be “morbid” and that “life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”, showing her progressive
Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby has an impact upon the readers as it includes and portrays many values that were developed and common around the 1920’s. A great value that is displayed by characters in the book is the conflict between men and women. The author portrays this value by showing how men think that women are objects, during the scene where Daisy thinks about the future of her child. This has an impact upon the reader because our original thoughts of men and women are in challenged.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, is full of themes of wealth, love, and tragedy, as well as a subtle but powerful representation of gender. During the time this book was written, women’s suffrage had begun, so women were taking their first steps towards equality with men. The three main women characters in the novel - Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, and Jordan Baker- all have things in common but can be vastly different; they reflect both man and society’s view of women in the early 20th century. The Great Gatsby portrays the characters Daisy, Myrtle, and Jordan as stereotypes of women during the 1920s, which is shown through their behavior, beliefs, and ultimate fates and their personalities display both powerful and potentially harmful stereotypes of women at this time.