Monday, January 28, 2019
Motif Affairs: The Great Gatsby
Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses the motif of personal business to show phylogenesis in Daisy Buchanans character. As a reader slowly pieces together what is the hunch forward puzzle of this novel, it becomes clear to them Daisys true self. Starting off the novel Fitzgerald uses Toms personal matters with Daisy(his wife) and Myrtle(his mistress) to show how Tom treats Daisy. He is very sexist towards not further Daisy but also myrtle. Daisy loved me when she married me and she loves me now,(131) this is said by Tom, heavy(p) the reader an example of just how controlling he is of his wife.It is evident to the reader, by the lens of feminism, that Tom objectifies women, treating them like objects rather than people, Daisy especially, ma top executive him feel it is pleasurable to have more than one fair sex. This gives the reader a sense of unselfishness for Daisy, because of the way her husband treats her. It upsets the reader that although Daisy is awa re of her husbands affair with Myrtle, she accepts it and feels she deserves it because she is a woman and thats simply what women get.As the novel goes on, it is made clear to the reader Daisys obsession with money. Her share is encompassing of money That was it. Id never understood before. It was full of money that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals song of it High in a white palace the kings daughter, the g centenarianen girl (120) We learn of an affair in Daisys past times that she had with Gatsby, and that the only reason she married Tom rather than Gatsby was because of Toms wealth.When this is brought up it refuels old judgements between the two of them, leading to an affair between Daisy and Gatsby. Readers go from feeling bad for Daisy to almost having sympathy for Tom. After accusing Tom of objectifying Daisy and not being loyal to her, it is made clear that daisy is not loyal to Tom. She is not in love with him, but rat her his money. Through these recurring affairs and the lens of feminism Daisys true character is exposed to the reader.