Compare the two main female characters, Daisy Buchanan and Nora Helmer, in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Ibsen's A Doll's House. What are some similarities in the way Fitzgerald and Ibsen present the...

Compare the two main female characters, Daisy Buchanan and Nora Helmer, in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Ibsen's A Doll's House. What are some similarities in the way Fitzgerald and Ibsen present the women?

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Daisy Buchanan and Nora Helmer are both involved in dysfunctional marriages and struggle to embrace their individuality. Daisy Buchanan's husband is an arrogant, selfish man who openly carries on an affair and treats her with contempt. Daisy is primarily attracted to Tom's wealth and social status, which is why she refuses to leave him for Jay Gatsby.

Similarly, Nora's husband Torvald is depicted as an overconfident, callous man who does not respect his wife and treats her like a child. Torvald continually addresses Nora using pet names and exercises dominance over her by controlling Nora's finances and social life.

In addition to having officious, shallow husbands, Daisy and Nora are also deceitful and conceal their emotions and intentions. For example, Daisy carries on an affair with Jay Gatsby while Nora hides the fact that she took out a loan behind Torvald's back. Fitzgerald and Ibsen present these women as oppressed individuals, subjected to the whims of their selfish husbands and...

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