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The Inspiration for the Characters of The Great Gatsby

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by Julianna Beaver on 30 October 2012

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Transcript of The Inspiration for the Characters of The Great Gatsby

By: Julianna Beaver The Inspiration for the Characters in The Great Gatsby . bootlegger (p.61, p.68)
. threw lavish parties (p.40) Jay Gatsby Inspired by Max von Gerlach . beautiful and wealthy (p.9)
. met Fitzgerald over Christmas vacation
. told Fitzgerald she was engaged to Mitchell Daisy Buchanan Inspired by Ginevra King and Zelda Sayre . married Ginevra King Tom Buchanan Inspired by William Mitchell . one of the premier amateur golfers (p.43) Jordan Baker Inspired by Edith Cummings . gambler, bootlegger, and drug dealer (p.73) Meyer Wolfsheim Inspired by Arnold Rothstein . said he was a German baron (p.44)
. had attended a British University (p.65) . mixed with high society
. went to war and came home to a divorce from his wife . met Fitzgerald in Alabama
. wild and exciting characteristics (p.9) . was an avid polo player (p.105) . believed in white supremecy (p. 12-13) . friends with Ginevra King . dressed like a sports player (p.177) . fixed the World Series of 1919 (p.73)
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