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Franois-Marie Arouet also known as Voltaire once wrote It is not inequality which is the real misfortune it is dependence What he is trying to say is that women are not equal because of the history of dependence on men so the dependency causes power to shift to the men Throughout history men are always regarded as being superiors of females physically mentally and economically Females were to stay home and take care of the children while men were the breadwinners Women had to depend on the men to survive Because of this were not trained like men they did not go to school or even learn to support themselves This dependency on men made women have no say in their lives Men would make all decisions while women sat back and followed the men in their lives In the early 1900s women that wanted to marry a rich man had to be fragile and weak womens circumstances definitely changed but their roles in society stayed the same F Scott Fitzgerald establishes the role of women in his book The Great Gatsby by displaying the unbalanced choice of dependence or independence through Daisy Buchanan Myrtle Wilson and Jordan BakerIn the book Daisy is illustrated as being a very attractive young female character married to Tom Buchanan and chooses to depend on him economically She is portrayed as being a very lively and exuberant person that yearns to keep her luxurious life To support this kind of extravagant routine she needs to marry a wealthy man or make her own money some how She does not think about how she can make the money herself so she marries a very wealthy man Tom Buchanan She lets money overrun her life so much that she is needs Tom to fund her which makes her totally dependent on him that she gives Tom control of herself Unlike Tom she does not make any money and
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