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On Fitzgerald's view of women

Author: SunYongYan
Tutor: WangYong
School: Shandong University
Course: English Language and Literature
Keywords: The Great Gatsby Feminism Ambivalence Flappers Tender is the Night
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Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2011
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Abstract


This paper aims through the works of the famous American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in the female image analysis, and their lives in the 1920s social and cultural change, to explore the author's views on women and the shaping of these women image reasons. Fitzgerald is the United States in the 1920s one of the most famous writers. He is considered the United States, \Although said Fitzgerald created \In his mind, these new women represent freedom, rebellion and other new values. But at the same time, Fitzgerald and the emergence of the new women feel extremely worried. He was afraid that they represent more than just freedom and rebellion, but the spirit of the fallen. Readers learn that Fitzgerald very trendy girl and fully endorsed and appreciate their words wrong. In fact, from the beginning of his attitude to these new women is a contradiction, and in many of his works, he is even harsh criticism of these hedonistic new woman. This can be seen on his work seen in the analysis of female characters. This paper introduction and removal of the front outer conclusion is divided into three chapters. Introduction section briefly describes Fitzgerald's life and major works of literature review, as well as the Philippine's works in the history of China's development is acceptable. Detailed analysis of the first chapter of \Apparently they are all beautiful, rich and free, and it seems everyone loves, but from the fundamental point of view, but they are still subject to the guidelines man's world influence and control. Daisy hero and protagonist in the narrator Nick Gatsby's eyes have a different image. As a woman she is better than before the early twentieth century women have more wealth and freedom but still can not escape the patriarchal control of life must also be around her husband. Jordan Baker, despite their career in the economy can be partially self-sustaining but also not recognized by the society, but also because it was Nick said to be born liar. As Martel, is trying to break into the upper class but doomed Philippine's novels typically lower social image of women. In the second chapter on the Philippine's late masterpiece \Nikkor is Dr. Dai Fu female patient, later became his wife. She is also an extremely rich and beautiful female patients. Taking care of her husband and the care of her health has abandoned her husband. In a money-oriented society, Nikkor this ultimately independent women choose to leave their husbands and lovers combine. And another woman, movie star Rosemary, a start Dick fascinated, until she fell in love with Dick and impose Nikkor with his wife when the pain of breaking up, but because of her alcoholism and Dick left him. They and \The final chapter attempts from the author's life experiences and the prevailing social and cultural background of the author's views on women reasons for the formation. 1920s dramatic social and cultural change are the reasons for the rapid development of new women. The impact of the First World War, a large chemical plant development, changes in consumer attitudes to the then young people, especially women's liberation long repressed self, highlighting the opportunities and conditions for self-personality. As a representative of the young 1920s, Fitzgerald favor and appreciate these new women, he also married a typical trendy girl, Zelda as his wife. He portrayed these women as their new responsibilities. But his wife's mental illness so that his life after life, economic crisis and emotional pain, the tragedy of life is also shown in his later works, even to some extent become his works Portrayal of Women sources. From the above analysis we can conclude that, from the beginning of the Philippine's attitude toward women is contradictory, on the one hand he supported and admired women represent these new values, on the other hand he appeared against them, and their represents the spirit of the fallen worried about the tragedy of life is affected his work shaping the image of women. Some critics have argued that he did not the \

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