The Tragedy of Being Born a Woman

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In the story The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the role of the female characters Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle find themselves in conflict with society’s expectations of them. However, they each negotiate the conflict and resolve it. By examining Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle’s roles, one can contemplate how they went about resolving the issue.
The beautiful and mesmerizing Daisy Buchanan is the poster child of sociability. She lives a particular lifestyle in the privileged, high class Louisville, which her husband Tom has provided for her. She attracts all sorts of men, including Jay Gatsby, with her classy nature and voice “full of money”. She is the object of Gatsby’s desire, and represents an elite social class. "Her voice is full of money I'd never understood before. It was full of money, that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, and the cymbal's song of it." (Fitzgerald, 120) This quote contains symbolism meaning Daisy is the ultimate symbol of the American Dream. She is wealthy and well off, and she fits right into Gatsby's elaborate dream. The...
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