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Femininist critics on The Great Gatsby?! A level English literature watch

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    My coursework is due in less than a week!!

    I'm taking a feminist/gender approach on the Great Gatsby, focused solely on the character of Daisy.

    I can't find any critics anywhere except for Judith Butler's Gender Trouble!

    Does anybody know where I can find good critics that I can quote and argue in my essay!?

    Or does anybody know any good quotes from critics that is relevant to feminism, gender or The Great Gatsby!?

    Would be much appreciated!!

    You're taking a gender approach to TGG?? Are you insane? The female characters in that novel are all completely undeveloped and pointless. The only thing you can say about Daisy is you never learn any of her thought processes or reasons, unlike Gatsby, Buchanan or the narrator (my memory's failing me as to his name).

    If you insist on doing a feminist approach you might want to consider Myrtle and Jordan as well.

    Just Daisy? There's sooo much you could write about Myrtle and Jordan.

    Have you tried typing in 'Feminist readings In the great Gatsby' or similar phrases in google books and seeing if you get any hits in a book or journal? I find that pretty useful when looking for quotes and critics, although make sure you footnote it properly and put it into the bibliography.
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