Theme Of Characters In The Great Gatsby

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There are four major characters in The Great Gatsby who are seen and brought up over and over again throughout the duration of the novel. All the events in this novel seem to be centerer around this group of characters and their past actions. These characters are Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Backer, and Myrtle Wilson.

~Nick Carraway~ When the story begins the readers are immediately introduced to the narrator, Nick Caraway. He is a young adult who has completed an education from Yale and has arrived back to society from fighting in World War I. Nick has just moved from Minnesota to West Egg, where he begins working on Wall Street, selling bonds and learning the trades of the business. In the first paragraph of the novel Nick mentions a quote which his father told him when he was younger "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one’… ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”(1), Nick mentions that his statement from his father suck with him thus why he does not judge people like others in the upper class do. Although, throughout the novel Nick is always judging people and judging his peers around him based how they acquired their wealth, their relationships, and off many other aspects of their personalities. Due to this, Nick can be seen a hypocritical character and not trustworthy. Even though, Nick can not always be trusted in the senses of keeping to his word, is a

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