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Compare and contrast the female characters (Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Myrtle Wilson) in "The Great Gatsby?"

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great GatsbyMyrtle Wilson, Jordan Baker, and Daisy Buchanan are all very different women, so it's easier to contrast them than it is to compare them. However, they all do share at least some commonalities. They are all cynical, they're all gossips, and they are all carried away by their own desires. 

Daisy Buchanan is the only one of the three women who is a mother. She has a three-year-old daughter, which readers learn about in chapter one. She seems like a careless mother though, as there are only two mentions of the child throughout the whole novel. When Nick asks Daisy about her daughter, here is how she responds: 

Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where. I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling, and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl. She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. 'all right,' I said, 'I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a foolthat's the best...

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