Personality In The Great Gatsby

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In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby portrays 3 things about his personality. The reader happens to learn of his personality by his actions, words, and how the other characters view him. First, Gatsby isn’t the man others can always trust. There are times in the book where other characters are wondering where he is. In chapter 1 Nick says, “When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness”(21). Gatsby had just left him there alone without any warning of him leaving. Gatsby appears to be a sneaky and mysterious guy. This happens several times in the book where Gatsby just vanishes from the crowd. This is important because this is a time during the prohibition when no one could sell alcohol. The other characters become suspicious that Gatsby could be a bootlegger. Overall, this lays down a base for what the reader may experience with Gatsby throughout the book.…show more content…
He wants people to like and be able to trust him. In chapter 3 Gatsby says, “I thought you knew old sport. I’m afraid I’m not a very good host”(48). Gatsby tries to be polite so his guests don’t get mad. He also comments that he’s not a good host; doing this he is understanding that not everyone recognises him. He is taking the blame that he isn’t a good host because he didn’t greet everyone and introduce himself. He is showing the other characters that he will take the blame for things rather than people being angry with him. Gatsby is a man who stays polite to get out of any sign of trouble approaching him, so that people don’t get suspicious of

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