Daisy is Nick's cousin, Tom's wife, and the woman that Gatsby loves. She had promised to wait for Jay Gatsby until the end of the war, but after meeting Tom Buchanan and comparing his extreme wealth to Gatsby's poverty, she broke her promise. Daisy uses her frailty as an excuse for her extreme immaturity.
A brutal, hulking man, Tom Buchanan is a former Yale football player who, like Daisy, comes from an immensely wealthy Midwestern family. His racism and sexism are symptomatic of his deep insecurity about his elevated social position. Tom is a vicious bully, physically menacing both his wife and his mistress. He is a thoroughgoing hypocrite as well: though he condemns his wife for her infidelity, he has no qualms about carrying on an affair himself.
Daisy's longtime friend, Jordan Baker is a professional golfer who cheated in order to win her first tournament. Jordan is extremely cynical, with a masculine, icy demeanor that Nick initially finds compelling. The two become briefly involved, but Jordan rejects him on the grounds that he is as corrupt and decadent as she is.
An earthy, vital, and voluptuous woman, Myrtle is desperate to improve her life. She shares a loveless marriage with George Wilson, a man who runs a shabby garage.
Gatsby is, of course, both the novel's title character and its protagonist. Gatsby is a mysterious, fantastically wealthy young man. Every Saturday, his garish Gothic mansion in West Egg serves as the site of extravagant parties. Later in the novel, we learn that his real name is James Gatz; he was born in North Dakota to an impoverished farming family…
The plot thickens with the confrontation of the two couples, in presence of Nick, in a New York Hotel room. As Daisy leaves Tom, going with Gatsby, driving Jay’s car she accidentally knocks down Tom’s mistress.
I have my own criteria of a good book. First, a good book makes the reader feel physically and emotionally involved in the story. A reader should be able to relate to the characters in some way. Usually, books that make you emotionally involved are hard to put down.
The consumption pattern adopted by the people in the mad race to fulfill that Dream has resulted in the ruination of cultures and ecosystems. The foundation stone of the Dream is consumerism to secure individual and family happiness and security. To consume more of everything is the hallmark of this philosophy.
It helps capture the American dream in a time when it had tumbled down into dissipation. The assertion by Scott’s narrator that “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past’’ is an exact extension of the realities that had dawned in those times (Fitzgerald 170).
Fitzgerald attempts to extract both a sense of imprisonment and preservation as a direct result of prosperity. Nevertheless, through evoking the historical sense of the roaring twenties, which included organized crime as a channel to disobey the laws and a rapid economic growth generating widespread wealth, Fitzgerald reveals various themes that stem from the decay of morals and values in a period of corruption.
The author states that the structure of the book as a narrative allows the setting to be largely described by the character Nick. He delivers this description in language and tone that instills everything with a cynical point of view that serves to add to the decadent and otherworldly nature of Gatsby’s life.
racters that identify too strongly with materialism causing a loss of identity by becoming alienated from their families, religion, communities, class relations, and many other issues.
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, portrays an exquisitely crafted tale of
This essay requires the summary plot of the novel based on the events that occur. The antagonist in this novel is Nick Carraway. He is surrounded by awful events involving marital affairs.
The characters in this novel