Character Analysis of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby is an extraordinary novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who tells the story about the wealthy man of Long Island named, Jay Gatsby, a middle aged man with a mysterious past, who lives at a gothic mansion and hosts many parties with many strangers who were not entirely invited. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many characters are discussed uniquely to an extent from the festive, yet status hungry Roaring Twenties. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald introduces many characters who all seem to cause conflict with each other because of incompatible personalities. The main character that F. Scott Fitzgerald sets the entire book over is Jay Gatsby, Gatsby, is first shown as a mysterious man whose …show more content…

This shows that Gatsby seems to strangely disappear from Nick’s view, and with Nick unaware of who Jay Gatsby legitimately, this gives the character an aura of mystery. Gatsby is a mysterious unique character that many people seem to guess who his true identity is, for example when Nick and Jordan attend on of Gatsby’s great parties Nick begins to ask Jordan questions about Gatsby “‘where is he from, I mean? And what does he do?’ ‘Now you’re started on the subject”” (Fitzgerald 53). This shows that nobody fully understands who Gatsby truly is, and that although many people participate at his parties, no one really knows who the host actually is, making Jay Gatsby mysterious as ever.

Jay Gatsby, the main character of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is also described as a man who seemed to do anything to get what he wants, however even though what he wants he cannot receive and this tends to hurt some of the other characters around Jay Gatsby, which makes Gatsby seem as a stubborn man who is stubbornly in love. Gatsby shows stubbornness when he is talking to Tom and Daisy, for example in chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby it states “‘your wife doesn’t love you,’” said Gatsby quietly. “‘She never loved you. She loves me.’” (Fitzgerald 137). This shows that Gatsby is so

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