GradeSaver, 8 September 2006 Web. For instance, there is a rumor that Miss Baker moved her golf ball in order to win a tournament. And I think Nick is right by breaking her up, she shares the amoral qualities of Daisy and Tom. The man himself stands in stark contrast to the sinister gossip Nick has heard about him. As a young woman in Louisville before the war, Daisy was courted by a number of officers, including Gatsby. Gatsby on the other hand purchased a huge house… 1613 Words 7 Pages lived happily ever after. They refused to… 607 Words 2 Pages by the name of Jay Gatsby.
There he also met the love of his life, Zelda Sayre, the charming, mercurial daughter of a judge. The guests marvel at Gatsby's Rolls-Royce, his enormous swimming pool, the live musicians he engages weekly, the sumptuous food that he provides for hundreds of people, and, perhaps most importantly, the unlimited liquor he generously supplies. Others say he served as a German spy. Pammy Buchanan Toddler daughter of Tom and Daisy Buchanan. It tells the story of the American dream and its corruption. Being a rather outsider from Gatsby-Buchanans circle, Jordan Baker is one of the most interesting characters in this book—well, apart from Jay Gatsby, of course.
Fitzgerald uses this individual to symbolize the changing ways of life in America. And Nick describes her as not just a golf cheat, but a cheat at life: Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men, and now I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible. This influence allows him to develop as a character and also helps develop… 5612 Words 23 Pages The Great Gatsby — Study Guide Chapter 1 1. Her caprice and materialism lead her to marry Tom Buchanan. After moving to West Egg, a fictional area of Long Island that is home to the newly rich, Nick quickly befriends his next-door neighbor, the mysterious Jay Gatsby.
Nick also learns that Gatsby made his fortune through criminal activity, as he was willing to do anything to gain the social position he thought necessary to win Daisy. Dan Cody Worldly mentor of Jay Gatsby. She longs for a life that is fun and glamorous, but reality is she is the wife of a pump mechanic, meaning she will never have access to mobility in class or status. Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment, Nick often serves as a confidant for those with troubling secrets. Where Daisy is always fluttering and babbling and giggling and basically acting like a dumb girl her words, not ours , Jordan is hard, direct, and cynical. Having obtained a great fortune, Gatsby sets out to win her back again.
Fitzgerald gave Jordan a crucial role in his masterpiece The Great Gatsby because of her characteristics of the bad things were in light during the Jazz Age and also of the good that came out of this extravagant time period. She became interested in ballet at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to switch to theatre. At about two in the morning, Nick decides to walk home; on the way, he sees Owl Eyes, who has crashed his car into a ditch. Baker unknowingly shows Carraway the true evils of the socialite lifestyle: an obsession with money and entertainment, and a lack of regard for the people closest to you. However, Daisy harbors a deep need to be loved, and when a wealthy, powerful young man named Tom Buchanan asked her to marry him, Daisy decided not to wait for Gatsby after all. And Jordan has a little bit of the same glamour that Daisy does; when he's thinking about breaking up with his Chicago girlfriend, he thinks about how that girlfriend gets a little sweaty when she plays tennis.
She remains solely interested in golf and does not participate in the other conversations around her. The Fitzgeralds moved to France in 1924 with their young daughter, Frances nicknamed Scottie , where they fell among a group of American expatriate artists whom the writer Gertrude Stein christened the Lost Generation. Fitzgerald gives great attention to the details of contemporary society: Gatsby's party is both a description and parody of Jazz Age decadence. His social attitudes are laced with racism and sexism, and he never even considers trying to live up to the moral standard he demands from those around him. Nick, whom he trusts, gradually learns about Gatsby's past and his love for Daisy. Catherine Sister of Myrtle Wilson who is aware of her sister's secret life and willing to partake of its benefits. As a child, I got bored with my surroundings, so I would be another person for a little while.
She assumes that everyone else is as dishonest as she: she automatically concludes that Gatsby's books, like the better part of her own personality, exist merely for the sake of appearance. Fitzgerald blends the strong individualistic woman of the twenties with her feminine counterpart through his character, Jordan Baker. Jordan Baker Professional golfer of questionable integrity. He leads a life of luxury in East Egg, playing polo, riding horses, and driving fast cars. Little mention is made of her and she represents the children of the Jazz Agers. Jordan Baker Daisy's friend Jordan epitomizes the modern woman of the 1920s.
The reader already knows that not everything about Gatsby is mere display: his books are real, for example, and his smile is real. The orchestra plays a work by Tostoff called The Jazz History of the World; though it had had a fantastic reception at Carnegie Hall, the piece is the antithesis of classical respectability. Nick is eventually invited to one of these parties, but not by Gatsby himself; instead, Gatsby's chauffeur brings an invitation to Nick's door. Outside, in the garden, Nick strikes up a conversation with a handsome, youthful man who looks familiar to him; it turns out that they served in the same division during the war. George is consumed with grief when Myrtle is killed. She wasn't able to endure being at a disadvantage.