Book Report on The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald

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Title: The Great Gatsby

Author and Date written: F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920's

Country of Author: U.S.A., Minnesota

Characters: 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...