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She can?t seem to make up her mind whether or not she wants to be with Tom or Gatsby. Tom, I guess, would be considered the bad guy in the story. He always has to have his way, or somebody gets hurt. He can?t control his temper very well, so many of the other minor characters, such as Wilson, tend to back away from him. Jordan Baker is the big ego of the novel. She thinks that she can wrap the whole world around her little finger and then do with it as she pleases. But, Nick proves her wrong, by tentatively disagreeing with her on one occasion; and that didn?t exactly make her the happiest little camper. In all, the characters provide a various array of backgrounds and personalities. 3. SettingsThe author couldn?t have picked a more prime setting for the story. New York gives the

appropriate backdrop for the kind of story that this was. In many scenes, the setting can make all the difference. For example, when Myrtle Wilson gets run down, you can very easily see it happening in your mind. Fitzgerald has done a very good job in placing the story. 4. StyleMost of this story is based upon real life in the 1920?s. Fitzgerald uses many common things to get his point across. In essence, he was writing this book so that fifty years from now, if some one read it and had no idea of what the 1920?s were like, they could still get a feel for it by taking things out of context. This story isn?t very humorous. It does have some occasions, whereupon I got a good chuckle, but other than those few, nothing else. 5. ThemesWealth isn?t everything is the dominant theme of

The Great Gatsby. This theme is implied several times throughout the book. When Nick is sitting in his back yard one night, and Gatsby came out. ?But I didn?t call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was to be left alone-he stretched out his arms in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn that he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward-and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock, When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the quiet darkness.? The green light that Gatsby was reaching for was the light on the end of Daisy?s dock.