"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." - Nick Carraway's father - The Great Gatsby.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Handsome Men of The Great Gatsby

The men in The Great Gatsby are quite dynamic and differ in personality traits. Nick Carraway is the narrator of The Great Gatsby comes from a good family from Minnesota. He moved to New York and became involved with the bond business. He is not very successful he can still afford his home for eighty dollars a month. Nick is very honest, responsible, and fair-minded but he can still show some differences of the East Egg milieu. Throughout the whole book he is the only one who see's Gatsby's "greatness" which shows him "to be a young man of unusual sensitivity" (The Great Gatsby-Shmoop). Jay Gatz, not known by that name anymore is Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is very wealthy young man and he is known for throwing extravagant parties every Saturday nights in his huge mansion in West Egg. Gatsby is a very mysterious man with everyone wondering how he received his fortune. Gatsby is a deeply flawed man, dishonest, and can be vulgar but on the inside he is a very innocent man. Tom Buchanan is Daisy’s husband he too is very rich man, arrogant, a brute, and an athlete, selfish and will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. Tom is also an adulterer and his mistress is Myrtle Wilson and he really doesn’t care if he is cheating on her. Tom is also very persuasive because he gets Daisy to confess that she loved Gatsby. Tom also emotionally and physically hurt Daisy. Physically there’s is no roof but daisy does claim and shows the bruises on her arm that look like fingers that seem to be Tom’s and he emotionally damages Daisy. George Wilson is blond, spiritless man, and a handsome man. He is the husband of Myrtle, Tom’s mistress. Wilson and his wife live on top of his garage. Wilson is totally clueless that Myrtle and Tom are having an affair because every time she goes to Tom she tells him she's going to see her sister. But when he does he find out he kills Gatsby. Klipspringer is pretty much a freeloader. When he moved into Gatsby's house he didn't even know that he was there. At the end of the book when Gatsby dies Klipspringer didn't even attend Gatsby's funeral. After he calls Nick and rudely asks for a pair of tennis shows without expressing any sympathy. Owl Eyes is the "patron of Gatsby’s library" who showed an interest in him. Unlike Klipspringer he does show sympathy towards Gatsby's death.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 2004. Print. "The Great Gatsby Characters." Shmoop: Study Guides & Teacher Resources. Web. 21 May 2010. .

1 comment:

  1. Try to break post into paragraphs so it is easier to read. Good post, good images. 75/75

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