Ch 6: The Great Gatsby Characters

About This Chapter

''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

The four main characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel 'The Great Gatsby' are connected by one man who searches for the truth behind a very big lie. Complete this lesson to discover more about the narrator, Nick Carraway, and his relationship to the other characters.

Minor Characters in The Great Gatsby: Character List & Analysis

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

While you may know major characters like Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, how much do you know about the novel's minor characters? This lesson analyzes the important contributions of minor characters in ''The Great Gatsby.''

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

This lesson examines the character of Daisy Buchanan in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece''The Great Gatsby.' It also analyzes key quotes relating to this iconic character.

Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes

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

In this lesson, you will learn about Tom Buchanan, a major character from F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel ''The Great Gatsby'', who is a man who seems to have everything but is morally bankrupt. His words and actions paint a picture of his (lack of) character.

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

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

'The Great Gatsby' features numerous major and minor characters, but few are as important as Jordan Baker. While her role may seem small to some readers, this lesson explains and analyzes the impact of Jordan Baker.

Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes

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

In this lesson, you'll learn about Myrtle Wilson from F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby.' Myrtle is a character who desperately desires to be a part of the wealthy social class and lives two lives in an attempt to fulfill the fantasy.

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

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

George Wilson is a seemingly minor character in 'The Great Gatsby'. Despite his few appearances in the novel, he plays a pretty significant role. This lesson analyzes the character of George Wilson.

Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

11. Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

In ''The Great Gatsby'', Meyer Wolfsheim, an unsavory associate of Jay Gatsby, may seem like a minor character but he makes his presence felt in the story. This lesson analyzes the character and importance of Meyer Wolfsheim.

Dan Cody in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

12. Dan Cody in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis

How exactly did the lowly James Gatz become the iconic Jay Gatsby that millions of readers have come to know and love? Turns out, he needed a little help. This lesson analyzes the character of Dan Cody and his role in shaping Jay Gatsby.

Klipspringer & Owl Eyes in The Great Gatsby

13. Klipspringer & Owl Eyes in The Great Gatsby

You're probably familiar with major characters like Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, and Daisy Buchanan, but how much do you know about minor characters in ''The Great Gatsby''? This lesson explores the role of Klipspringer and Owl Eyes.

Women in The Great Gatsby

14. Women in The Great Gatsby

'The Great Gatsby' is an American novel about life in the 1920s. This lesson will explore the significance of the female characters in the book and will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

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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