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Characters

Meet the Cast

Nick Carraway

Okay, Gatsby's name is the one in the title—but we still think that Nick is the major player. And here's why: Gatsby is almost shockingly simple once you can put his character together from the v...

Jay Gatsby

If you invented a persona based entirely on reruns of Laguna Beach, you might come up with something a lot like Jay Gatsby: a fabulously embellished, impossibly perfect reflection of a kid's dreams...

Daisy Buchanan

Gatsby's entire life is devoted to the faint hope of rekindling his old love affair with Daisy. But what's so great about this Daisy, anyway?Siren SongWell, to start, she's got a killer voice. Lite...

Tom Buchanan

Meet Tom. He's a:sturdy, straw-haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face, and gave him the appearan...

Jordan Baker

Nick might end up "halfway in love" with Jordan, but he consistently describes her as cynical, having seen too much and heard too much to be fooled by anybody. If that's love, we'll pass. She's a P...

George Wilson

Poor George. He really gets the short end of the stick in this one. And, seeing as he's one of the few characters without staggering flaws, he doesn't even deserve it. From what we can tell, Wilson...

Myrtle Wilson

Myrtle Wilson is not too smart. If she were, she'd have recognized that Tom is Bad News. Look at the way she describes their meeting: It was on the two little seats facing each other that are alway...

Meyer Wolfsheim

We don't know a lot about Meyer Wolfsheim – and we're not supposed to. Beyond the fact that he's a business associate and a friend of Gatsby's, all we know is that he's an inhabitant of New York'...

Owl Eyes and Klipsringer

These two odd characters sum up two extremes of the ludicrous and bizarre people who populate Gatsby's parties, drinking his liquor and gossiping about him. On one hand, you have Owl Eyes, who show...
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