Analysis of major characters in the Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby

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Describe Jay Gatsby
The title character of The Great Gatsby is a young man, around thirty years old, who rose from an impoverished childhood in rural North Dakota to become fabulously wealthy
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How did he achieve his goal?
. However, he achieved this lofty goal by participating in organized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol and trading in stolen securities.
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What is Gatsby's main goal?
His main motivation in acquiring his fortune was his love for Daisy Buchanan, whom he met as a young military officer in Louisville before leaving to fight in World War I in 1917.
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What did Gatsby dedicate himself to?
Gatsby dedicated himself to winning Daisy back, and his acquisition of millions of dollars, his purchase of a gaudy mansion on West Egg, and his lavish weekly parties are all merely means to that end.
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How does Fitzgerald initially portray Gatsby?
Fitzgerald initially presents Gatsby as the aloof, enigmatic host of the unbelievably opulent parties thrown every week at his mansion. He appears surrounded by spectacular luxury, courted by powerful men and beautiful women.
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Why did Fitzgerald name this book "The Great Gatsby"?
. This talent for self-invention is what gives Gatsby his quality of “greatness”: indeed, the title “The Great Gatsby” is reminiscent of billings for such vaudeville magicians as “The Great Houdini” and “The Great Blackstone,” suggesting that the per
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