Arguably the most influential woman in the novel is Daisy Buchanan as she is Tom’s wife and basically who the story is built around . Throughout the novel Daisy is perceived as the naïve and shallow persona of the three women, still living life as though the man holds the dominant role, and women were marked as unimportant. Through the series of events that occur, the reader is very much aware that Daisy knows exactly about all of Tom’s infidelities, but yet still tries to ignore them and pretend to herself that they do not exist. She does this pretending because she knows that Tom has money and power and she enjoys the benefits she receives from living in the wealthy lifestyle that he brings. From being married to Tom they had produced a daughter, Pammy, who is very rarely mentioned in the novel and as a result, one of Daisy’s only mentions of her daughter is to state that she is happy to have had a daughter for she can grow up to become a “beautiful little fool”.
Women feel better about themselves because many guys try to seek their attention. This feeling can become an addiction in which they feel they can toy and control the guy. The hookup culture is the key to the modern-day women’s success, which leads to that sense of empowerment over males. (THESIS bolded.. addd more to it) In today’s American society women in the stage of their college years do not yearn for a boyfriend, many young women today feel having a
Do women get paid less for the same job? Do women work as much as men? If we look and research these questions, there is definitely some income inequality between men and women, however the gap is shrinking. Inequality in the workplace is headed in the right direction for women . The reason the income gap is over exaggerated is because the gap does not account for differences in occupations, education, job tenure, negotiating skills, and work habits.
Women are starting to earn the same amount as many men in several metropolitan areas. This fact that women are starting to earn a lot more money than they used to has had a ripple effect on many other areas. For example, women are now waiting longer to get married because they are choosing their career over getting married and having children. This is directly related to the fact that women no longer need a man in their life to support them financially. They are able to do this by themselves now.
Lear viewed love as a one way street, in which he believed that a family was there only to serve his needs. His excessive pride and sense of ego blinded him from recognizing true love. Putting his daughters into a love test proved Lear’s view on love. He turned the daughters against each other and made them compete for love. “Tell me, my daughters/ (Since now we will divest us both of rule, / Interest of territory, cares of state), / Which of you shall we say doth love us most, / That we our largest bounty may extend/ Where nature doth with merit challenge.” (I i 50-55) At this point Lear’s love towards his daughters was uncertain, he took advantage over the love he had and used it for his own pride.
His biggest goal in life is to win back Daisy, so he has nothing to distract himself from that problem. He has no hobby except for being desperately in love with a woman who he knew once, but doesn’t anymore. Gatsby only cares about his problem with Daisy and how to solve it, and doesn’t take anyone else’s feelings into consideration. He knows that she’s married now, but it doesn’t stop him trying to woo her. He doesn’t think about Tom’s feelings for Daisy.
However in modern times, women are almost completely respected and equal, and encouraged to be active members of society and government. Despite being equal, it is men who are often told by society that in order to get a woman they must ‘woo’ her with gifts and actions, as seen in the movie ‘Arthur’. Over the course of time, women have not only been gaining equality, but the way that men interact with women has also evolved, from Disrespect and inequality to respect and equality. In early years, Women got no respect, and were not considered equal. Thusly, the obligations of men were minimal.
This meant that the girls would not only be left with little independent wealth upon their father’s death, but also without the security of a home. Consequently, Mrs Bennet had resolved that she would not rest until she succeeded in her goal. In other words, she well and truly “made it the business of her life” to get her daughters married. As a result, the somewhat cavalier fashion in which Elizabeth Bennet, second eldest of the daughters and main protagonist of the novel, refuses proposals from two well-respected gentlemen is truly atypical
These and other accounts have attributed several characteristics to the "New Women" of the 1920s: they failed to vote as a block or in greater numbers than did men; their manners and morals differed sharply from those of previous generations; and their legal and economic position had so improved that for the first time in history women had become the social and economics equals of men (West, 1955). Women went from being the average housewife to working next to a man, accomplishing the same job. Even though America has changed there are still places in the world today where women are still being treated less than man. Hopefully with time, those countries will change their ways just as America
Although, he is not in love with the Daisy’s personality, he is infatuated by her looks. One could say that he is in love with the illusion of daisy. The idea of her still being the same girl he left behind before going to war is the idea he obsesses over. He does not realize that he can not just pick up where he left off. When he returned to his beloved Daisy, she had broken her promise and married a wealthy man as well as had a child.