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Book Report On The Great Gatsby By Fitzgerald

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Title: The Great GatsbyAuthor and Date written: F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920'sCountry of Author: U.S.A., MinnesotaCharacters: Nick Carraway (Major) - Not only does he narrate the Great Gatsby, but he also plays a role as a character in the novel. He is a down to earth man with normal views and emotions. The reader gets to cherish him as the mediator of what is right or wrong in the plot. He is a very believable and realistic and his account of the events almost seems to be objective. He is honest but not narrow-minded. Ironically, he gets information from people so easily because he has a sympathetic ear for everyone. He comes from the Midwest, so he skill kept some of the values that he had when he grew up, but he has also learned to adapt and adjust to the hectic lifestyle in New York.Jay Gatsby (Major) - He is a not only a crook but also bootlegs beer in order to make the money to live close to Daisy. He is "Great" because he has a dream (Daisy) and will do anything to accomplish it. He is dedicated to this singular goal and builds his whole life upon this. His aim in life might be different from most, but he is "Great" because unlike people nowadays he, at least, has kept and pursued his dream.Tom Buchanan (Major) - He is a natural athlete, strongly built and aggressive. Nick says that he "had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven--a national figure in a way, one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one." He is also very wealthy and lives the model rich man's life. He is very pushy to everyone around him because of his stature and status. He is almost like an ogre, big and strong, but not very intelligent. He does not have very strict moral values as he is cheating on his wife with another married woman.Daisy Buchanan (Major) - She is cheery and beautiful, but lacks the realistic characteristics that most woman usually have. She is full of charm but is just a figure for Tom to show off. Daisy is the perfect damsel in distress because she seems weak, even fragile. Fitzgerald points out the color white when referring to her, as if she is innocent and beautiful, almost like a white rose or maybe even a daisy, how ironic.Jordan Baker (Minor) - Jordan Baker is a classy and composed career-type woman. She is self-supportive and independent, almost like the women of the 90's. Yet she has an unappealing quality, she seems to lie frequently. She is tough and aggressive and as a tournament golfer who is willing to do anything to win. Myrtle Wilson (Minor) - She is just the kind of woman that Tom would have a fling with. She has a sensual and appealing body that makes most men stare at her. She acts a bit snobbish and fickle, as seen when she buys a dog on impulse. She tries to imitate the rich and stylish, but falls a bit short as readers see at the conversation at the apartment. George Wilson (Minor) - Wilson is described as "a blond, spiritless man, anaemic, and faintly handsome." He is...

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