own sexual experiences. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald represents a negative, misogynistic, stereotypical view of the various types norman J. Ornsteins The Permanent Campaign of women during the era of the 1920s. Background The 1920s were a time of gender roles, money, love, and the American Dream. The Buchanans make their entrance into the novel as the ideal wealthy family. Psychologically, Daisy, Jordan, and Myrtle are obviously quite different from each other. Whats up with that?). Simultaneously, a deconstructionistic dichotomy exists within the novel; the characters live in the decadent and supposedly free Jazz age, but at the same time seem unwilling or unable to free themselves from the patriarchal elements of society. Can we as readers trust what Nick tells us? Hook Imagine living in the 1920s where everything was different than from today.
He thinks money will bring Daisy back. Length: 1299 words (3.7 double-spaced pages rating: Excellent, essay Preview. A dream that defines success, power, love, social status, and recreation for the American public. By not saying anything against it, Fitzgerald inadvertently spoke in favor of the established order. Nor did Fitzgerald explore Nicks admiration for Gatsby on what seemed to be a more physical basis than of friendship; Nick made frequent schoolgirl-like references to Gatsby, but there didnt seem to be much reason for a friendship. During this time, men were the dominant male out at work, and women were in the background doing work at home.