Admirable Characters In The Great Gatsby

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Just like most novels, The Great Gatsby has a mixture of admirable and despicable characters.There are three characters that stood out the most for having one trait or the other. Jordan Baker, Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby have certainly earned the titles given to them. Jordan Baker is one of the more despicable character. Although she is not one of the major characters of this novel, she is the easiest to pick out for being a rotten person.First, she is a dishonest person through the whole novel. One of the first times being when she cheated at a golf tournament. Second, she is always craving to get some kind of attention from men. That isn’t always a bad thing, but when you start to use people to get attention, it is. In some ways she does this to Nick Carraway. Lastly, she seems to love being involved in or starting drama. Whether or not it’s actually the truth, she will tell anybody with a listening ear. Nick Carraway seems to be one of the more admirable characters. For example, he is a truthful man and he isn’t ashamed of it. He referred to himself as “one of the few honest people he has ever known.” He is also a giving person. He fought in World War 1 and could’ve ended up giving his life for his people. Lastly, he is a good listener. He is one of the more quiet…show more content…
To start out with, he is a criminal. He is a bootlegger of alcohol during the prohibition. Not only does he sell it, he consumes it and gives it to people at his extravagant parties. Second, He’s a fake person. It’s almost like he’s the original Hannah Montana with his double lives. He puts up a front so more people will like him and so he will get the attention of his love interest, Daisy Buchanan. Lastly, he tore apart a marriage. Although the marriage between Tom and Daisy Buchanan may not have been a happy one, Gatsby only made it worse by interfering. He ended up convincing Daisy to admit she never loved Tom, which devastated
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