English-The Great Gatsby

What is Fitzgeralds message to the reader about women and feminine power?

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  1. Hmm. I could give you my interpretation, but your teacher doesn't want to know what I think. What do you think? What power does Daisy have over Gatsby? Why? Does Tom's mistress, the woman killed in the auto accident, have any power over her husband or Tom? How and why. Does the other major female character, the perpetual guest, have any power over the men? Fitzgerald does seem to focus on the power these women have over men in their personal lives, not power in the political or other public meanings of the word, doesn't he?

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