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Great Gatsby - Who is to be the most admired

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Daisy Nick Carraway Jay Gatsby Who is the most admirable character in the Great Gatsby? The Spectrum of Admiration Not Admirable Somewhat Admirable Admirable! Stylistic Analysis Although the novel is titled "Great Gatsby,"
the story is told from Nick Carraway, who is a stranger coming to town.

Through Carraway's eyes, Gatsby is portrayed from a unbiased perspective, and readers are consequently not influenced by Gatsby's biased opinion on
Tom and Daisy

This way, it reveals the corruption that people have Thesis By redefining the traits of a truly admirable
character and using gradual character revelation
through Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald challenges
the image of a stereotypical hero to reveal the
lopsided influence of societal values on human
nature and the corruption of the American dream. What makes a character admirable? USUALLY...

Physically Strong


Hero-like: Ironman? Why we like Jay Gatsby Humble background

-Rose from rags to riches
-Humble beginnings in the Mid-West

-Endless determination to win Daisy
-Created a new identity Characteristics – comparing emphasis Admirable Super Hero A Closer look at Gatsby's Determination Ambition, dedication, and ideals
Pushed himself to rise up the social ladder, regardless of the costs, to establish a solid standing in society.
Got into a "business" (somewhat illegal) that would provide him financial wealth to support Daisy
Worked diligently to fit into the social elite - studied mannerisms and expressions of the upper class Discussion Questions Like the title of the novel, Gatsby is Great.
To what extent do his characteristics make Gatsby Great?

Daisy is not commonly regarded as
an admirable character--
Isn't she a victim of Gatsby's love? Story of Rags to Riches Benjamin Franklin
Humble beginnings
Rose from rags to riches
Wanted to be a sailor
Completed two years of elementary education
1716-1718:  Made soap and candles in his father's shop
1728-1748: Made a fortune as a printer, publisher, postmaster, and store proprietor
1731: Printed currency for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware
1762: Awarded honorary doctorate degree from Oxford University, England
Inducted into Swimming Hall of Fame Determination – Never stop Dreaming Walt Disney: fond memory of yesteryear, and persistence for the future Gatsby Physically strong


Hero-like (saving people) Steadfast determination

Stays true to his emotions

Makes mistakes

He should not have focused on the past

Holds on to his hope of impractical dreams.

Has the determination to "repeat the past" Disney Gatsby 1.Interested in the arts and in making money
2.Built his company from the bottom up with limited resources
3.Changed the way Americans viewed animated films
4.World-wide icon - The people who worked with him admired him and recognized his entrepreneurial ability
5.Passionate about animation - became so immersed in the production of the films that he even spoke of the characters as if they were real people.  1. Interested in making money to support Daisy
2. Built his legendary fortune from a poor soldier who had nothing
3. Redefined traits of an admirable character
4. Gatsby became a legend. He became wildly popular, both in the West and the East, as the Great Gatsby.
5.Passionate about Daisy. He becomes lost in his dream for Daisy.
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