Women in The Great Gatsby are very materialistic, such as Daisy and Jordan baker. They were raised in very prestige families and have never once worried about money. Growing up around all the money gave them cockiness when they would talk about buying certain things and talking about things they already own. They were very judgmental on stuck up around many of the people they hung out with but didn’t really know, for example at Gatsby’s party. Daisy and Jordan were also very scandalous, daisy played Tom with Gatsby, and Jordan tried to play nick. But luckily for nick he learned from Gatsby's mistakes and stopped her right in her tracks. Myrtle on the other hand was not raised in a wealthy family nor married a rich man. She married Wilson who owned a repair shop in the valley of ashes. Myrtle always dreamed about being rich and living a wealthy life and when she met tom her dream came true. She started becoming materialistic and tom was getting her anything she wanted. She always wanted to have a good reputation and know all the wealthy and successful friends of tom. Myrtle would become extremely jealous of daisy thought because daisy was tom’s wife. She wanted to live the great life daisy was living unfortunately, by tradition, the rich never married the poor because instead of staying wealthy they would begin to lose money and become poor. Out of jealousy, ironically, when myrtle thought she saw daisy in the car with tom she ran out and tried to stop them, but instead gets ran over by a car driven by daisy but with Gatsby in the car. Myrtle was also scandalous though because she played Wilson, her husband, with tom. Wilson soon found out about it, but had no idea it was with one of his close friend, tom. The women in the great Gatsby were all scandalous and only wanted a man who had money, and if they had the money they were cocky and thought they were better then everyone else.
Fitzgerald Scott F. "The Great Gatsby" New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1925