The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The main characters in The Great Gatsby are Nick Carroway, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan (maiden name: Daisy Fay), Tom Buchanan, Jordan Baker, Myrtle Wilson, and George Wilson. Each one is vastly complex in their own special ways. Nick Carroway is the narrator of the book, and works as a bond man. He is at heart a good man, although he can be rather obtuse and slightly judgemental at times. He is also as honest as he can possibly be, as he stated on page 59, “Every one 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.” Carroway is also extremely loyal, being the only one to stick by Gatsby’s side until the very end. However, he also has the potential to be…show more content…
However, once Nick gets to know the nature of his personality a bit better, he realizes that Gatsby is in love with his cousin, Daisy. This proves that Gatsby has vast amounts of hope, having been in love with the same girl for over five years despite her marriage to Tom Buchanan during the time they were apart. In fact, it was stated that Gatsby had “an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.” (page 2). Gatsby is a charismatic figure, although enigmatic at times. However, like any character, Gatsby has his flaws. He can be arrogant and rather blunt with people. He’s also rather controlling and possessive of Daisy, and demands that she tell her husband she never loved him just because he was in love with her now. Gatsby has a habit of dismissing her feelings, saying that “she was very excited this afternoon… she hardly knew what she was saying” about the fact that she explained that she did love her husband once, but she loved Gatsby now. Despite this, in the end Gatsby was a good man, and the last thing Nick told him before his death was, “They’re a rotten crowd. You’re worth the whole bunch put together.” Daisy Buchanan is Nick’s cousin, and described as a very beautiful woman. Outwardly, her personality is very frivolous and outgoing. She puts on a cheerful front and is constantly laughing, despite
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