What Does Miss Baker Mean In The Great Gatsby

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In “The Great Gatsby” F. Scott Fitzgerald uses descriptive words to describe the characters. This helps the reader to understand the characters better, and it creates an image in their mind. From the ways that Nick is described we can tell his wealth, and some defining traits about him like the fact that he judges people, although he says he doesn’t. Tom is described as big, powerful, and sometimes rude and pushy. Daisy is portrayed as gentle, beautiful and kind. Last, Jordan is described as an athlete and reserved but beautiful nonetheless. The way that the characters are described enhances the ideal of the “1930’s” Happiness, parties, and wealthiness. Nick fought in the war and is well off but not rich like Gatsby. He came to New York to be in the bonding business. “I lived at West Egg, the-…show more content…
However, there are underlying emotions of sadness-probably because her husband is cheating on her. On the outside she seems perfectly happy “I know. I’ve been everywhere and seen everything and done everything…sophisticated-God I'm sophisticated!” (24) Daisy is flirtatious and seems very happy and light-hearted. Miss Baker seems different than Daisy in that she doesn’t seem to care much for social rules and manners. When Daisy is arguing with Tom “Miss Baker leaned forward, unashamed, trying to hear” (21) the reader sees that she is curious. She wants to be in other people's lives. We also find out that she is a famous golfer. Many of the words used to describe the characters make up images of the 1930’s. The girls seem pretty and young while their male counterparts seem dominant and uncaring. Nick is described less in the stereotypical “1930” way because he is unmarried, not extremely wealthy, and fought in the war. The reader has very clear pictures of the characters and how they act which contributes to a greater understanding of the
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