Vile Snake Women
in Classic Literature

Author’s Note

I, the Author, would like to warn readers that the following essay,


contains views which may be offensive to, oh say, the entire female population of the
planet Earth.  Well, this is just too darn bad.  The Author says you can all stick it in your

However, the Author would like to make it abundantly clear that he does not feel hostile
toward women alone.  The Author holds the entire human race in the highest contempt.
Males, females, blacks, whites, tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people, preps,
hicks, geeks, blondes, brunettes, and redheads, the Author doesn’t like a single one of
you.  He is a bitter, spiteful man and enjoys it.

So to all you offended people out there:

Thank you ever so much,
The Author

     Women cheat, lie, and manipulate in everyday life and especially in relationships. This is their nature.  In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, all of the women are nasty, cheating, unscrupulous manipulators of men.  The three prominent serpent ladies are Myrtle Wilson, Jordan, and Daisy Buchanan.

     Meet Myrtle Wilson, the lying adulteress.  Early in the story her treachery is revealed.  She blatantly discards the sanctity of marriage like yesterday’s refuse by taking advantage of Tom Buchanan’s weakness and failing marriage, coercing him into an affair.  This married woman lies to her husband of many years, violates the country’s social moral standard, and numerous Biblical commandments.  This contemptible act and her tangled web of deceit not only destroy her own marriage, but leads to the brutal deaths of herself and two other people.  This is a common woman, giving in to her nature of manipulation.

     Direct your attention, please, to Jordan, the beautiful, rich, single woman.  Her cheatings and manipulations, while not so drastically sinful as Myrtle’s, or as will be
noted later, Daisy’s, are more pathetic.  They are shallow and petty, just like Jordan herself.  This small woman sinks low enough even to cheat at golf.  She deliberately leads poor Nick into a dead-end relationship, pretending to care for him, but only leaving him in the end.  She reveals, in an inconsiderate manner, it might be noted, that, oh yeah, she’s gotten engaged, so sorry, chum.  She runs off with this mystery guy, leaving poor Nick to wallow in loneliness and abandonment.  In can be seen that even women who are well-to-do, and have everything going for them: money, security, and beauty, cannot be trusted as far as they can be thrown.  How sad.

     Daisy Buchanan, on the outside a quiet, shy woman, is inside a stone-hearted adulteress just like Myrtle.  As if to feel vindicated for Tom’s mistakes, she turns around and has an affair of her own.  To add a touch of Melrose Place or 90210,  she has this affair with a man she nearly destroyed years before.  He loved her, did Gatsby, but the second he was called away to protect his country, Daisy the Floozy sauntered off and got married to another man, who is, in reality, not a fraction of the man that Gatsby was. Gatsby had brains and class, Tom was a dumb Neolithic jock.  Years later, upon their meeting again, she enters a new relationship with Gatsby.  However, at the point where the pathetic, manipulative woman must make a decision, destroys the tragic Gatsby once again, mocking his true and obvious love for her.  Even women who have men almost literally flinging themselves at them in desperate attempts at happiness  find it necessary to lie, manipulate, back-stage, and cheat.

     What a sad state it is when an entire half of one species’ population cannot be trusted when love and happiness are at stake.  How sick it is that, despite their beauty, security, and wealth, women cannot overcome their cheating, manipulative nature.