Nick Carraway In the novel Nick assumes the part of the storyteller. Since he is an outcast and isn’t a piece of the high society from the East or West Egg, he gives us a general point of view of the lives of the individuals who go after the American dream. His relationship to Daisy as her cousin, and to Gatsby as his companion, additionally enables us to see diverse edges of a significant number of the characters lives’ and how they act, contingent upon their identity with and where they are. Since he is reliable and goes about as a partner to huge numbers of the characters, he additionally gives understanding into Daisy, Gatsby, and Tom’s despondent encounters in regards to the American dream. Despite the fact that Nick had not known Gatsby for a long measure of time, contrasted with the numerous others that hosted been going to his gatherings for a considerable length of time, he was the special case who attempted to help Gatsby with his association with Daisy and remained by him even after his demise.
He was the person who composed Gatsby’s memorial service and persistently attempted to inspire individuals to attend. We can see that Nick Carraway is extremely observant; this is what makes him a very good narrator. We see that he is observant throughout the book on multiple occasions, one being where he gives detailed descriptions of some of the people that attended Gatsby’s party.
Though Nick may be attracted to the American Dream, in the end we see that he stays true to his values, especially those about friendship. We see that he is the only one who stands by Gatsby after his death, which shows he values friendship (even though a lot of people who go after the American dream do not). Jay Gatsby Jay Gatsby is the principle character in the novel “The Great Gatsby”.
Through him we see the truth of the American dream. At first we see the excitement of the gatherings he tosses, and the positive parts of his way of life (the substantial house, decent cars). In any case, as you read encourage into the novel we see that Gatsby is a prime case of somebody who was conceived poor yet sought after the “American dream” Once we understand this he starts to speak to the misery, uneasiness, and disillusionment that numerous that have sought after the possibility of the “American dream” need to confront.
Gatsby additionally goes about as a character thwart, since he gives us a chance to see the genuine idea of many characters, for example, Daisy when she picks Tom over Gatsby, and Nick since we can see that he is really judgmental as a result of his various suppositions about Gatsby. Throughout the novel we see that Gatsby is stuck in the past. We already know that instead of moving on once he realizes daisy is married and has a child, he makes it his goal to win her back. He throws magnificent parties in the hope that she will attend. Toward the end of this chapter once he notices that Daisy isn’t having a good time at the party, he reflects on the past and how “she used to be able to understand” (109) He doesn’t realize that Daisy is not the same innocent and alluring girl he met 5 years ago and plans “to fix everything the way it was before” (110) so he can win her back. As Nick says “he wants to recover something…if he could return to that certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was”(110) Though Gatsby definitely loves Daisy we can see that he is a little bit self-centered. As said before once he find Daisy he expects “nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: “I never loved you.”(109).
Though Daisy does not agree to this instead of considering why she may not want to do this – the fact that she has a good life with tom and that she has a child –he is determined to make her see his point of view. Tom Buchanan Tom originates from an old, well-off Chicago family and takes pride in his harsh ways. He summons consideration through his riotous and candid (even supremacist) conduct. He drives an existence of extravagance in East Egg, playing polo, riding stallions, and driving quick autos. He is glad for his undertakings and has had numerous since his marriage. Myrtle Wilson is just the lady existing apart from everything else for Tom. Tom is additionally part of an old and outdated kind of world that is being overwhelmed all-round the edges by another and better society. That is the motivation behind why he is acting so extreme and furthermore why he abhors Jay Gatsby so much, it is on account of he is anxious, perplexed that the world that he knows and all the out-dated estimations of affection, riches and manliness will come slamming down on him.
George Wilson He is also shown to be a very hypocritical man when it comes to love, he would not let Gatsby near Daisy because he fears that Daisy will fall for him and start an affair. He doesn’t like this and feels that only he is allowed to go out and have extramarital affairs while his wife is forbidden to engage in the same activity. Tom’s thinking on love was considered very normal at the time and his activities were probably imitated by many of his associates but this view of love is very false, unfair and sexist.
This is one of the reasons why Tom’s old world must go. Tom believes that wealth is everything and that would be true in his case and anyone else who lived in that world at that time. Tom is nothing without his vast wealth. He would not have a beautiful wife like Daisy, he would not have the high socio-status that he enjoys now, he would never be able to afford that big villa and he could never have started an affair with anyone. George Wilson is the proprietor of an auto repair shop situated in the valley of fiery debris in Queens, New York.
He is a blonde haired blue looked at working man. He and his significant other live in the flat over the shop in which George works. He is totally committed to spouse and would do nearly anything to protect her bliss. That is until the point that he gets some answers concerning her issue. George Wilson has started to see his significant other’s disloyalty with Tom and concludes that he should move from this place to begin a superior life. Despite everything he venerates his better half, yet can’t manage the possibility of treachery.’ George Wilson repairs autos to profit, cash that he uses to help his significant other. A spouse who is going behind his back with one of his clients, Tom.
Towards the finish of the story Myrtle. Autos assume a vast part through out The Great Gatsby. Jay attempts to demonstrate his riches through his extravagancy vehicle. Tom occupies George with the guarantee of pitching his auto to George. Towards the finish of the story Tom at long last consents to pitch George his auto to finance Mr. what’s more, Mrs. Wilson’s turn westbound.
Unfortunately George’s significant other is executed in an auto collision before they can move. After this mishap George progresses toward becoming distress stricken. More white that is a result of his wife’s passing or on the off chance that he feels gulity that he is separated of the reason she ran out into the road is difficult to decide. The auto that hit Myrtle is likewise vital, this one auto, in this one prompts the demise of such a significant number of characters. Myrtle’s passing sent George over the edge into a pit of despair, he and his significant other’s lives destroyed were by the inconsiderateness of the more “privileged” characters around them. George worked so difficult to assemble a life for himself and his significant other in the most unproupores put, the valley of cinders. While his better half pursued the fantasy of ending up separated of the high society.
This pursuit leads her into the road where she passed on. Her demise lead George to kill Jay Gatsby proprietor of the “yellow auto” that struck Myrtle. And afterward lost his own particular life.