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Essay | Female Characters in the Great Gatsby

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Female Characters in the Great Gatsby

Summary: Discusses 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Examines why Fitzgerald chooses to filter his female characters through a male perspective. Analyzes Fitzgerald's portrayal of women in the novel, focusing on the character of Daisy.
I would have to disagree with Fitzgerald's statement because although women are constantly filtered throughout the novel through a man's perspective (both Fitzgerald's and Nick's), so one could arguably, like Fitzgerald did himself, condemn the novel as "a man's book," women are clearly an integral part of the novel thematically. Not only are they the basis of the way in which Fitzgerald expresses his feelings towards the immorality of the Jazz Age, but even through the male central character, Gatsby, we can see that women are of much importance as his dream itself is entirely focussed around a woman, Daisy.

Fitzgerald's portrayal of women in the novel is of high thematic importance as they are used to reveal the governing materialism of the 1920s, and this is essentially expressed through the character of Daisy. Fitzgerald uses colour symbolism, even through Daisy's very own name...

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