Enijah Q4 English 3

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American Dream

A family to hold with love to mold,

Poor or rich no one knows

Beyond being left in school

The only way to make it out

Is by hitting the jackpot

You really never get a chance

The way to make it fair is talent

Alot don’t have that

So you have to find the balance

like geckos we are alone


Family, love, cars, houses

They mistreat you then

When you get rich they meet you.

Love and money is the american dream

How is the relationship between men and women portrayed and what does this say about a woman’s role in society?

In the book the Great Gatsby a lot has been shown about women in between the lines. The relationship between men and women portrayed as men do most of the work. What says about a woman’s role in society is that they are nothing, because they are put on pedestals, and in the book they have no say so.First, they put women on pedestals because in the text in the pdf on page 92 Tom talks about how women are extra he says “I don’t see the idea of going to town,’ broke out Tom savagely. ‘Women get these notions in their heads——”. Which is him basically saying he thinks that women do too much and they are getting ahead of themselves. Then, In the pdf on page 89 Nick says ” Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols, weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans” he is.Next, This shows that women have no say so because on page 102 in the pdf. Gatsby is telling Tom that Daisy is leaving him “Daisy’s leaving you.” “Nonsense.” “I am though,” she said with visible effort. “She’s not leaving me!” Tom’s words suddenly leaned down over Gatsby,” this shows that Tom has the say so. Also, on page 16 in the pdf Daisy says “ I hope she’ll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world.” this shows that women can only be pretty and dumb.In conclusion, the point to get across about women in society is that the relationship between men and women portrayed as men do most of the work. A woman’s role in society is that they are nothing, because they are put on pedestals, and in the book they have no say so.