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F.Scott Fitzgerald portrays the women in his novel The Great Gatsby negatively as selfish and unsympathetic. This post World War 1 novel set in 1922 is about a man named Jay Gatsby who goes to New York to reconnect with a former girlfriend Daisy Buchanan.The only problem is that now she’s married. Gatsby learns that Daisy’s cousin Nick Carraway is his neighbor, and becomes friends with him in order to get close to Daisy again.Nick connects with Jordan Baker,one of Daisy’s friends, only to find out later that she is extremely dishonest. Daisy’s husband Tom goes to one of Gatsby’s parties and finds out a lot about him and he does not like the relationship that Gatsby has with Daisy.Tom says that he does in fact love Daisy,but he is having an affair with a woman named Myrtle Wilson. The three main women in this novel are all so different and yet they also have many similarities.
The three women have many similarities because they are all driven by money and power. Daisy and Jordan are the most similar because they actually have money and they do what they want and do not care about how much it could affect anyone around them.They also are both dishonest when it comes to having conversations with other people. Nick points that out by saying “She was incurably dishonest.She wasn't able to endure being at a disadvantage,and given this unwillingness I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was young in order to keep that cool insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard jaunty body” (63). This quote shows how that after not even knowing her for a long time Nick could figure out that she is a compulsive liar and she lies when she feels she is at the disadvantage of looking weak.Also that for some reason she feels some sort of pleasure after lying to people. Daisy and Myrtle are similar because they are both attracted to Tom because of his money and social status.

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