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Throughout F Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby women are in nearly complete control of who they are married to and whom they decide to have affairs with Daisy Buchannan and Myrtle Wilson both find men who are in some ways better than their original husbands Only one husband seems to know anything about his wife having an affair while the other remains oblivious to the identity of the man who was involved with his wife Both women want more than what they have Daisy sees more in Jay Gatsby and Myrtle sees more in Tom Buchanan than she does in her own husband George Wilson Both women are superficial and are seeking stability security and normality in a man In todays society most women would agree that they are looking for similar qualities in their partners however sometimes the man one fell in love with changes or another more appealing man comes along and outshines the original man Divorce and adultery seem to occur more often today than they did 60 years ago and further back Women are becoming more independent and not usually settling for what they have In Daisy and Myrtles cases they both settled before really getting to know the men they were marrying but attempt to make up what has been lost with their current husbands by having affairs with other men rather than divorcing and starting over The 1920s was a much different time for women compared to today in which women did not feel that they had any rights and did not feel that they could divorce their husbands and in the case of this novel decided to have affairs to see if another man would be a better fit Myrtle remarks that she married George because she thought he was a gentle man and she goes on to say I thought he knew something about breeding but he wasnt fit to lick my shoe Fitzgerald 34
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