Feminist Theory With this lens, we look at whether or not a text pushes for feminine power or submissiveness. Is it seeking equality of the genders, attempting to create a hierarchy with either men or women on top, or is it not concerned with gender relationships? 1. List the female characters on one side of this chart, and males on the other: female male 2. In general, are the male or female characters more powerful? Richer? Kinder? More sympathetic? How else might they be different? 3. Look at the following passages and comment on what Fitzgerald is saying about gender (take subversion into account): bottom of 21 bottom of 23 bottom of 41 bottom of 99 top of 156 4. Are there any new ideas or themes you can learn by using the Feminist Theory lens with The Great Gatsby?