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Herland vs The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald and Charlotte Perkins Gilman with their novels The Great Gatsby and Herland respectively bring utopian and dystopian societies to the table The Great Gatsby a story of the American dream shows us a society in which pleasure is the motivation for succeeding On the other hand Herland lets the reader see a society based upon succeeding through helping to better society as a whole The two societies views on how children are reared women are stereotyped and society as a whole make for an interesting comparison I hope shell be a fool- thats the best thing a girl can be in this world a beautiful little fool Fitzgerald p 21 Daisy Buchanan beautiful yet shallow describes the hopes for her infant daughter Daisy comes from a background where intelligence in women is not valued In a society depicted in The Great Gatsby a young girl who is beautiful and has no opinion would make a better wife than a woman who has an opinion She says We heard that you were engagedwe heard it from three people so it must be true Fitzgerald p 24 Daisy shows her true nave way of thinking by generalizing that if three people say something is true then it must be On the other hand the Herlanders reared their daughters in a different way It is a motherliness dominated society which absolutely protected all childhood and gave it the most perfect care and training Gilman p 73 The mothers in Herland care deeply for their daughters in that they have no formal way of education which in turn does not pressure the children to learn it opens up and broadens their horizon The children in this country are its one center and focus Gilman p 60 The womens way of raising children was an unmatched feat Being the only sex available the women in Herland
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