Characters And Significance Of George Orwell 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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Characters and significance: The narrator - He is a black man living in the 1930s. He is invisible to society. Society never sees his true self beneath all the labels and racial prejudices. He struggles to find his identity in the society he lives in. He is a very intelligent and has exquisite rhetoric abilities that take him far. Brother Jack - the white and blindly leader of the Brotherhood. Although he initially seems compassionate, and he claims to uphold the rights of the socially oppressed, Brother Jack actually possesses racist perspectives and is unable to view people as anything other than tools to make him more successful. Tod Clifton - a good looking black member of the Brotherhood who becomes friends with the narrator. He is articulate, and intelligent just like the narrator. He eventually leaves the Brotherhood after the narrator has been forced to leave his Harlem post. He then begins selling Sambo dolls on the street, and consequently gets shot by a white police officer. Rinehart - a surreal figure who never appears in the book except by reputation. Rinehart possesses a seemingly infinite number of identities, among them pimp, bookie, and preacher who speaks on the subject of “invisibility.” When the narrator wears dark glasses in Harlem one day, many people mistake him for Rinehart. The narrator realizes that Rinehart’s shape-shifting capacity represents a life of extreme freedom, complexity, and possibility. He also recognizes that this capacity fosters a

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