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Ch 6: The Great Gatsby Characters

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''The Great Gatsby'' Characters chapter of this ''The Great Gatsby'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the characters found throughout this novel. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts regarding the characters of ''The Great Gatsby.''

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the character of The Great Gatsby will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the characters of The Great Gatsby. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing people in The Great Gatsby
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning American literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with The Great Gatsby Characters chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take The Great Gatsby Characters chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters within The Great Gatsby for a standard American literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Character lists and analyses of major and minor characters in The Great Gatsby
  • An analysis of Nick Carraway and his role as narrator of the novel
  • The character of Jay Gatsby
  • Quotes from Daisy and Tom Buchanan
  • Jordan Baker, Meyer Wolfsheim, and Dan Cody in The Great Gatsby
  • Analyses of Myrtle and George Wilson
  • The role of Kilpspringer and Owl Eyes in this novel
  • How women are described and treated throughout The Great Gatsby

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Great Gatsby Characters
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Main Characters in The Great Gatsby: Character List & Analysis

1. Main Characters in The Great Gatsby: Character List & Analysis

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote four main characters into his novel, 'The Great Gatsby.' Dive into a character list and analysis of these characters, including Nick Carraway, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby.

Minor Characters in The Great Gatsby: Character List & Analysis

2. Minor Characters in The Great Gatsby: Character List & Analysis

~'The Great Gatsby,~' one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous novels, has some key minor characters that add to the story greatly. Look at an analysis and character list of the minor characters including Wolfsheim, Owl Eyes, Klipspringer, Cody, Pammy, Henry Gatz, Catherine, and Michaelis.

Nick Carraway in the Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

3. Nick Carraway in the Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

Nick Carraway, the narrator of the classic novel, ''The Great Gatsby'', plays several roles that connect all of the other characters to the title character, Jay Gatsby. Read on to find out more.

Nick's Role as the Narrator in the Great Gatsby

4. Nick's Role as the Narrator in the Great Gatsby

In this lesson we examine Nick Carraway's ability as the narrator in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, ''The Great Gatsby'', and analyze some of the drawbacks of having a character as the narrator.

Jay Gatsby (James Gatz) in The Great Gatsby

5. Jay Gatsby (James Gatz) in The Great Gatsby

This lesson analyzes the title character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. It explores Jay Gatsby's significance both within the novel named for him and as one of the most iconic characters in all of literature.

Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes

6. Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes

Daisy Buchanan is a significant character and symbol of the paragon of perfection embedded in the works of ''The Great Gatsby''. Learn more about her character analysis, quotes, purpose, and what she means to the storyline.

Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes

7. Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes

Tom Buchanan appears to be a classic representation of the American ideal in 'The Great Gatsby', but may be more reprehensible when analyzed more than surface-level. Explore the undesirable characteristics of Tom Buchanan who seems to have it all.

Who Is Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby? - Character Analysis & Quotes

8. Who Is Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby? - Character Analysis & Quotes

Jordan Baker's character provides second-hand insight into the events and historical context of 'The Great Gatsby'. Explore the characteristics and major events involving the character Jordan Baker, seeing the importance of side characters.

Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes

9. Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes

In The Great Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson plays a role that misrepresents her true character, living a fantasy. Explore an analysis of the character of Myrtle Wilson, contrasting the real vs dream aspects of her lifestyle, and tragic death.

Who Is George Wilson in The Great Gatsby? - Character Analysis

10. Who Is George Wilson in The Great Gatsby? - Character Analysis

George Wilson, one of the minor characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's ~'The Great Gatsby,~' is the husband of Myrtle Wilson who owns a run-down garage in the Valley of Ashes. Dive into who George Wilson is, when we meet George, his second appearance, and an analysis of his character.

Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

11. Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

In ''The Great Gatsby,'' Meyer Wolfsheim is one of the minor characters who moves the story along in New York City. Dive into a character analysis of Meyer Wolfsheim,' including his impression on Carraway, his purpose in the novel, and the inspiration for Wolfsheim.

Dan Cody in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

12. Dan Cody in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

Dan Cody, a self-made, wealthy businessman, greatly influenced James Gatz, the title character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby.' Explore how Dan Cody became a role model for James Gatz and the effect of Cody's death on Gatz's life.

Klipspringer & Owl Eyes in The Great Gatsby

13. Klipspringer & Owl Eyes in The Great Gatsby

Klipspringer and Owl Eyes are two minor characters in 'The Great Gatsby' that still have an important place in the story. Examine an overview of the minor characters Ewing Klipspringer and the man known as Owl Eyes.

Women in The Great Gatsby

14. Women in The Great Gatsby

The glamorous and gusty women in the Great Gatsby convey different messages and meanings about life, wealth, attraction, lust, and moral decisions. Learn more about the women of The Great Gatsby, the main characters, and what they teach the reader.

The Great Gatsby Characters Flashcards

The Great Gatsby Characters Flashcards

Use Study.com's handy flashcards to test your knowledge of the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. Learn and quiz yourself on the character names, distinguishing characteristics, and relationships to one another.

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