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The great Gatsby characters
Transcript of The great Gatsby characters
F. Scott Fitzgerald
By Andres Correal
Ms. Massa/Ms. Petretta
“James Gatz – that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that witnessed the beginning of his career”
He is a young and wealthy man. He literally created his own character and changed his name to represent a reinvention of himself. Mr. Gatsby has an amazing ability to transform his dreams into reality.
“Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward. ”
Tom is a very wealthy, cold, and arrogant man. He is selfish and does what he needs to get what he wants. Tom is also racist and sexist.
“She carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can...The answer to this was unexpected. It came form Myrtle, who had overheard the question, and it was violent and obscene.”
Myrtle “carried her surplus flesh sensuously” which demonstrates that Myrtle is looking for a way to improve her economic status by finding someone who can support her. Mrs. Wilson is only with Tom for one purpose, to have an affair. She is also very disrespectful and violent.
“Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known”
Nick Carraway is honest, tolerant, and doesn’t like to judge other people. He is open-minded, quiet, and a good listener, and as a result, others tend to talk to him and tell him their secrets.
“She was incurably
dishonest. She wasn’t able
to endure being at a
disadvantage and, given this unwillingness, I suppose she had
begun dealing in subterfuges
when she was very young in order to keep that cool insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard jaunty body..”
Jordan Baker is very dishonest,cynical, and self-centered. She would do anything in order to win and get what she wants.
“She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster.."
Daisy Buchanan is a very innocent and angelic character, she is always dressed in white which represents her purity.
Theme and Genre
Setting of the story
The story is set in New York City and on Long Island, in two areas known as "West Egg" and "East Egg." The story is set in the early 1920s, just after World War I, during Prohibition, a time period that outlawed the manufacture, sale, or consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Main message of the story
Don't judge a book by it's cover and be truthfull to everyone.
By Andres Correal