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F Scott Fitzgerald portrays women in a negative way in his book The Great Gatsby While each woman in the story has her own distinguishing characteristics all of the women are shown to be absent minded and deceitful people Fitzgerald shows these characteristics through the use of symbolism the use of womens actions andor the use of womens wordsThe first female character that is introduced is Daisy She can be described as a gold-digging absent minded deceitful person whose number one concern is herself Fitzgerald portrays her to be a gold digger through symbolism and her actions Fitzgerald describes her voice as golden and gives her a golden pencil to use The references to gold show her desire to be wealthy An action that shows Daisy to be after money would be her marrying Tom On the day before their wedding Tom gave Daisy a three hundred thousand dollar necklace Jordan walked in on Daisy crying and Daisy told Jordan to give the necklace back to the person who gave it to her But the next day Daisy went through with the wedding This action shows that she is only Daisy is portrayed to be absent minded through Fitzgeralds use of symbolism Daisys white dress is said to be rippling and flutteringafter a short flight around the house The implication is that Daisy has nothing to keep herself from floating about the house especially her thoughtsMany of Daisys actions are seen as deceitful One action is she goes out with Gatsby behind Toms back and convinces Gatsby that she wants to be with him and not Tom When in fact she really has no intention of leaving the security of her husband and is leading Finally Daisy is portrayed as self centered through her actions She put her desires before her commitments When she began to go out with Gatz Daisy asked Jordan to tell the Red Cross director that she would not be able
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