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Who is the real antagonist of The Great Gatsby?

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Margaret Giddings

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Transcript of Who is the real antagonist of The Great Gatsby?

Antagonists vs Villains in Other Literature
The character or entity who tries to stop the protagonist from getting what they want
What is an antagonist?
Gatsby
Villain- Bootlegging
Society
. Story, Allegory
. Background- Criticism
. Moral corruption
Daisy or Tom
Margaret Giddings p, 4
Who is the real antagonist of The Great Gatsby?
Antagonist vs. Villain
Villain- Tom or Daisy
Antagonist- ???
The Hunger Games
Harry Potter
Star Wars
vs.
Tom
Villain stereotype
Directly stops Gatsby
Daisy
Character traits
Static
Directly stops Gatsby
Sets himself up
Daisy on pedestal
Memory vs Reality
Recreating Past
Bibliography
Works Cited:

Bruccoli, Matthew J. "A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary. U of South Carolina, n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. <https://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key. The Great Gatsby. New York City: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Print.
Lavik, Hayley E. "Villain or Antagonist? The Semantics." SaskRomanceWriters. Saskatchewan Romance Writers, n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. <http://saskromancewriters.com/for-writers/villain-or-antagonist-the-semantics/>.
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