The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Amy Zaragoza Mr. Crook AP Language and Composition Period 1 August 29, 2014 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 180 Pages 1925 Point of View The Great Gatsby is told in first person, through the eyes of Nick Carraway. Nick Carraway is the protagonist of the novel. By having Nick Carraway as the narrator, readers get to experience what it is like to live in a wealthy, elegant world. Carraway utilized his point of view by showing readers the point of view of an outsider. If the writer had chosen someone else to be the narrator, the story would be so much more different because readers would not be able to experience joining a rich society and being an outsider. Main Characters A.…show more content…
Nick also helps Gatsby realize that no one truly cares but only care about his parties and of course, his money. Jay Gatsby is another main character in the story. The symbolism in the story is about his quest for Daisy, which later he is shot taking the blame Daisy, saving her life. E. Carraway is a seed, this may symbolize how much Nick Carraway’s character grows and develops throughout the story. Jay Gatsby’s name is significant because he was born, James Gatz, but gentrified his name and remade himself by making it Jay Gatsby. F. “He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself.” (Chapter 3) This quote reveals Nick Carraway closely examining Jay Gatsby. The manner he describes his smile in reveals his charisma and charm. Minor Characters - Daisy Buchanan; Daisy was Jay Gatsby’s love
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