In the great gatsby, the characters of carraway and gatsby are flip sides of the same coin, two sides of the same man fitzgerald uses his classic novel as a mirror, forcing these two sides to face each other and, thus, bring to light the hypocrisy of the jazz age's high life. They are completely different at the same time in this essay i will show you the similarities and differences in jay gatsby and nick carraway first off the similarities although there are not many there is a few to be talked about number one similarity between jay gatsby and nick carraway is the. Nick carraway cannot be a main character because he is the narrator and the story needed to be told from an unbiased point of view nick is friends with gatsby and is also daisy's cousin so he has a reason to support both sides.
Summary as the great gatsby opens, nick carraway, the story's narrator, remembers his upbringing and the lessons his family taught him readers learn of his past, his education, and his sense of moral justice, as he begins to unfold the story of jay gatsby. Tom buchanan - daisy's immensely wealthy husband, once a member of nick's social club at yale powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family, tom is an arrogant, hypocritical bully. In the book nick meets gatsby per chance while just sitting at one of gatsbys party, while a gentleman casually starts talking to him, only to learn it is gatsby himself. The narrator, nick carraway describes the events that happen, as he too plays a big role on the attempt to rekindle daisy and gatsby's old love tom, daisy's husband, is the main obstacle for gatsby's reunition with daisy.
A list of all the characters in the great gatsby the the great gatsby characters covered include: nick carraway, jay gatsby, daisy buchanan, tom buchanan, jordan baker, myrtle wilson, george wilson, owl eyes, klipspringer, meyer wolfsheim. Nick is also daisy's cousin, which enables him to observe and assist the resurgent love affair between daisy and gatsby as a result of his relationship to these two characters, nick is the perfect choice to narrate the novel, which functions as a personal memoir of his experiences with gatsby in the summer of 1922. Tom, on the other hand, has something you can't buy you might call it breeding, but that sounds weird and a little racist, or even eugenicist so, we're going to call it arrogance: the absolute conviction that, thanks to money and family, he was born to inhabit a certain world to marry a certain type of woman and to receive homage from. The distinction nick makes between them is based on finer-grain differences, ones that concern the interplay between the material and the moral tom buchanan was born rich and gatsby was born poor the matter is more complicated than saying that nick approves of the wealthy man who acquires a fortune while disapproving of the wealthy man who. Compare the homes of nick, the buchanans, and gatsby what do the outward appearances of the homes suggest about their residents though the reader does not meet gatsby until chapter 3, references to him are made between the other characters.
In the end, nick carraway's perch on the outside of these lofty social circles gives him a good view of what goes on inside he has a particularly sharp and sometimes quite judgmental eye for character, and isn't afraid to use it. Tom buchanan and jay gatsby perfect foils by: daniela calderon in the great gatsby, written by scott fitzgerald, tom buchanan and jay gatsby are two characters that struggle with the idea of losing their shared love interest, daisy. After nick (played by tobey maguirein the movie) goes on a bender with tom and his mistress myrtle (isla fisher), nick leaves the party with a mr mckee, though he was presumably expected to get loose with myrtle's flirtatious sister when they step into the elevator, the operator asks mr mckee.
She is nick carraway's girlfriend for most of the novel and an amateur golfer with a slightly shady reputation george b wilson - a mechanic and owner of a garage he is disliked by both his wife, myrtle wilson, and tom buchanan, who being myrtle's lover describes him as so dumb he doesn't know he's alive. All characters jay gatsby nick carraway daisy buchanan jordan baker symbols all symbols the green light and the color green the eyes of doctor t j eckleburg the valley of ashes east and west gatsby's mansion. The great gatsby compare and contrast jay gatsby and tom buchanan purpose of tom buchanan in the great gatsby tom buchanan is a football player from chicago whose family is extremely rich, he studied at yale with nick, and he is the husband of daisy (gatsby's lover. So, nick arranged a reunion between daisy and gatsby, and their love is rekindled tom eventually grows suspicious of daisy's affair with gatsby, and he is completely enraged by this. Scott fitzgerald's the great gatsby follows jay gatsby, a man who orders his life around one desire: to be reunited with daisy buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier gatsby's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death.
Tom buchanan is old money that he inherited from his family while gatsby is new where he earned it as being a bootlegger working with meyer wolfsheim hoped that helpedsave. The comparison between observant nick carraway and manager like matron mama morton, is that the two each serve the role of confidant, a person in which who is trusted with a private matter and is often hearing many secrets. Similarities can also be spotted between fitzgerald's background and his character nick carraway's background carraway's family has a tradition that they are descended from the.
Comparison and contrast in the great gatsby the success of francis scott key fitzgerald's the great gatsby is in part due to his successful characterization of the main characters through the comparison and contrast of daisy buchanan and myrtle wilson, tom buchanan and george b wilson, and nick carraway and jay gatsby. The film follows nick's interactions with gatsby and most notably the relationships between gatsby, and the girl he loves daisy buchanan, as well as daisy's husband tom much of the tension in the film stems from the class differences between new money, and old money. What has tom told myrtle regarding his marriage with daisy (in other words why he can't leave daisy) tom tells myrtle that they can't divorce because daisy is a catholic t or f daisy is a catholic.