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The Great Gatsby: Characters

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Susan Baez

on 18 March 2014

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby: Characters

Characters

Narrator
Reserves judgment
highly moral and ethical
is not critical about the behavior of others
From a good family
Inexpensive
An outsider
Honest
A listener
Highly educated (Yale)
From the Midwest
Served in the army during WWI
Studies bonds
philosophical
Nick
Gatsby
Showy
Mysterious
stares at the "green light"
Polite
Hospitable
ready to please
People spread rumors about him (even though they may not know him)
“turns out alright in the end”
“extraordinary gift for hope”
On a quest for the American Dream
In love with Daisy
Daisy
Superficial
Comes from “old money”
Often wears white
“a beautiful little fool”
Represents women of an elite social class
The object of Gatsby’s desire
She has beauty, charm, and money
Flirtatious
violent
possessive
short temper
college athlete
selfish
racist
narrow-minded
represents old money
abusive/ agressive
upper class brute
adulterer
powerfully built
outspoken & opinionated
Jordan
Independent
Athletic
Careless
Professional golfer
Dishonest
Haughty
Self-centered
George
Spiritless
Living like a ghost
Unassuming
Devoid of energy and animation
lacks confidence
Servile and dependent
Naïve
Weak
Poor
Defeated
Myrtle
Materialistic
She thinks she’s better than her husband
Representative of the lower class
Tries to emulate upper-class standards
Tom
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