Jay Gatsby: Also known as James Gatz, he is the protagonist who gives his name to the story. He was born into a poor family and from a very young age was intent on improving himself. He left for WWI and while staying abroad, met a rich young woman (Daisy) who he shortly later fell in love with. Gatsby is "new money" who has moved from the Midwest to the East Coast. His desire for the American Dream makes his life one of mystery and intrigue that West as well as East Egg are fascinated by.Gatsby's determination to showcase is the outcome of an insignificant childhood. His smooth and fanciful romantic nature also arose from a deprived childhood. His eagerness to be adored by Daisy Buchanan is portrayed throughout the whole story. Gatsby is a man who cares more of what others think of him and he tries so hard to cater their needs that he hardly pays attention to being happy himself. He spends loads of cash only to please his guests and even though he may sound like a hot shot, his personality is rather the opposite of other people's assumptions. Gatsby would do anything for the love of his life, Daisy. He spends 5 years of life plotting the perfect meeting and ensuring that she would fall in love with him for sure. Gatsby's character allows everyone to step all over him and they tend use Mr. Gatsby to their advantage. Although he may sound outrageously giving, he's actually very selfish. The parties, the gigantic mansion-house, the reprehensible service, it's all just a part of his plan to take Daisy back. Overall, Gatsby is a very lonely man trying very hard to impress the love of his life without caring of his own happiness.
Jay Gatsby: Jay Gatsby is the next door neighbour of the narrator of the story and eventually befriends him through invites to his popular parties.
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