‘I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Daisy understands the subordinate role that women —– especially wealthy women —– are expected to play. Among other things, they are expected to quietly tolerate the extramarital affairs of their spouses. Of course by revealing her opinion on the dynamics of gender and power, Daisy shows that she is not the flighty fool she sometimes masquerades as.

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