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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen | Analysis


Whenever people get into relationships, they expect a lot from their partner. In fact, most studies show that most couples expect their partners to love them unconditionally. However, this is never the case, most women in relationships are sexually abused and most men see them as objects which are supposed to be possessed.

In his book: the Great Gatsby, Scott explores how women are viewed in relationships. He uses two characters, Tom who is a millionaire and Daisy Buchanan, who is his wife. The author says that every time the couple had disagreements, Tom could buy his wife a necklace (Fitzgerald 5). This was because he viewed women as weak-minded who can be bought just like an object. In addition, Tom was so possessive, he did not want his wife to talk to other men. This was because he was insecure (Fitzgerald 4).
While, on the other hand, a dollhouse by Ibsen shows how, a woman is materialistic and shallow-minded. According to Ibsen, Nora and Torvald Helmer had been married for seven years, however, they had a rough marriage (Ibsen 2). This was because Norah felt that, marriage laws are made by men. She argues that the judicial system did support women because some judges carried out their sentences based on the gender of the accused (Ibsen 4). In fact, the story ends with Norah divorcing Helmer and then marrying another man who is wealthier than Helmer.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s son, 1925. Print.
Ibsen, Henrik. A doll’s house. London: N.p, 1879. Print.

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