American Literature 2: Period 3
9 January 2013
The Great Gatsby Essay
Women, for several years, have been trying to reach the same equality and superiority as men have today. In the novel, the author shows many points on why he believes women are inferior to men. In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway moves to New York to learn about the bond business. Nick is very unique compared to everyone who lives in the West Egg. Like his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Throughout the novel, Gatsby tries to win back the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, who is married to a man named Tom. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows that women are inferior to men by showing that men are abusive to women, men use women for show/looks, and women are treated unfairly in the workplace.
Many women that are in a relationship or married often are abused by men. In this quote, Tom slaps Myrtle because he was angry at her, “Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand” (Fitzgerald 37). This shows how abusive men can be in relationships. Some men think it is okay to beat women because they are inferior to them. Tom brings out his abusive side when he gets annoyed with Myrtle. Domestic violence is also found in many relationships today. A woman was found dead after her husband had beaten her to death, “Her body was found in a shack on May 19th 2011 with several gruesome wounds. Her partner has since disappeared” (Don't Withdraw Cases Against Abusive Partners - Xingwana). This quote is from news article reporting a man who beat up his wife. He then killed her and left her in a shack to die. This shows how men can just beat their partner and not feel guilty about it. Many men beat their wife to show that they are superior to women. Many women are in abusive relationships and feel they can't speak out against it.
Women are treated unfairly in the workplace and often receive much less salary...
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