Characters in The Great Gatsby Essay

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Nick values himself based on his morals and character. All of which derives from advice his father told him when he was a child. Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had” (1). Since then he has used this piece of advice in every way of his life, and it has altered the way he views people and situations. It has made him different than most people. Nick always tries to think rationally, and not let his emotions control his choices and opinions.
Unlike Nick, Gatsby is very controlled by emotions. He actually lets his feelings rule his life and he changes the way he thinks and the way he lives all for the sake of his love for daisy. He will do what
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“ It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such beautiful shirts before” (93).
Even though Daisy is going behind her husband Tom’s back to see her former love, we do not feel that it is wrong, because of what we learn about him. Tom has been cheating on Daisy a woman from New York named Myrtle. She is also a married woman and one night Tom even beats her for mentioning Daisy’s name. “Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand” (37).
The only reason Gatsby even became rich was to somehow impress Daisy and get he to fall back in love with him. That was the reason he moved West Egg and why he would throw all of those lavish parties. “This is an unusual party for me. I haven’t even seen the host” (47).
In spite of Gatsby’s hopes of daisy attending these parties, her best friend Jordan goes. Jordan is a professional golf player. Yet it is clear that she is very different from Nick when we find out about her past. “At her first big golf tournament there was a row that nearly reached the newspapers- a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round” (57)
Fitzgerald’s major theme is based on The American Dream, The Pursuit Of Happiness. Gatsby does everything in his power to win Daisy back. She is his happiness. He redesigns his entire world to make it into one she would like to live in.
When Nick learns of all of this about Gatsby, he

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