The male has a dominant part in the exploitation of power in the relationships, and marital status is nothing of a worry when one wants to pursue their mistresses.
Men in the text have idolized women, and they justify their reasons for exploitation of women.
Nick being a man supports other men, Tom and Gatsby in their moves.
After knowing that Gatsby had been in love with Daisy before she got married, he allows a reconnection to happen in his own house despite the fact that Gatsby’s credibility was still in question to him.
The novel was written in a time when men could batter women if dissatisfied by their actions.
In the meeting with Myrtle, when an argument ensued between Tom and the mistress, Tom broke her nose in the name of shutting her up.His admiration of Gatsby in having “an extra ordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness he had never found in any other person and which it was not likely he could ever find again” (Fitzgerald 1) overpowered his questions on Gatsby’s character and that of his company.This shows that men dominance was key since women were to follow what the men wanted them to, not their choices.Tom comes out as a man who has so much power to bully everybody, including Myrtle’s husband Wilson, he also has so much control in Daisy his wife.Normally, one will expect that Nick being a cousin to Daisy will resist seeing their close relatives get involved in extra-marital affairs.The great Gatsby is one of the oldest novels having been written in 1925.From the novel, it is evident that it was written in the days when the society was by far patriarchal.The revenge was purely egotistic to reclaim his position as Myrtle’s husband since his status as a man on top of the relationship had been invalid.This leaves a mark in moral decadency, which only happens in a patriarchal society that cannot be controlled by any other voice than the male voice.Nick describes the mansion as “a colossal affair by any standard- it is an imitation of some hotel de villa in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden” (Fitzgerald 1).The introduction brings out an aspect of male occupying the greater portion of wealth.