Character Analysis: The Great Gatsby

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Secondly, there were many stories flying about Gatsby but no one knew what to really believe. In on instance Jordan made the comment, "I think he killed a man." (Fitzgerald, F. S., & Bruccoli, M. J. (p. 49). Jordan Baker was Daisy’s friend, a woman with whom Nick becomes romantically involved during the course of the novel. A competitive golfer, Jordan represents one of the “new women” of the 1920s cynical, boyish, and self-centered. Jordan is beautiful, but also dishonest, she cheated in order to win her first golf tournament and continually bends the truth. Even when Gatsby confessed about his past he didn 't always tell the truth. He told Nick he inherited great wealth, but in reality, Gatsby gained his wealth on his own. Even though Gatsby lied, the fact that he made himself what he was makes him even that much greater. When Gatsby was still James Gatz, he had a dream of leaving his life on the farm behind and become part of the upper-class. Even Gatsby 's father knew when he said, "If he 'd lived, he 'd of been a great man." (Fitzgerald, F. S., & Bruccoli, M. J. (p. 169) little did his father know that Gatsby was already great. Gatsby didn 't always do the right thing to gain his wealth but he was always good at heart. His first real break in the outside world was when he met his best friend Dan Cody. Gatsby was seventeen at the time and had just left his life on the farm. Cody was a wealthy man of fifty and he showed Gatsby the ways of the world. It was said that Cody
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