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  • 1925 - The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Men Of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In the novel by F. Scott Fitgerald there are two primary male characters.

The first of the two is the title character Jay Gatsby. Gatsby, the main protagonist of the entire novel is one of the wealthiest and lavish people in the novel. Gatsby is one of the most well-known people of the town while still maintaining a heavy air of strange mystery. No one seems to have a straight story about where Gatsby's immense wealth comes from though a strong story seems to have him descending from Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. However, Gatsby states to Nick during a car ride that he is the only remaining family of a group of wealthy eastern settlers with a lot of old money. Whichever stories are true Gatsby is an exceptional person with much to offer anyone who has the honor to meet him.

The second primary male character is the narrator Nick Carroway whose luck has allowed him into the area that is inhabited by the wealthy Gatsby and Tom Buchanan. His beginnings were humble enough and after The Great War Nick ended up in West Egg living next to the wealthy Jay Gatsby. He comes to serve as a trust worthy person for all to retell their secrets too. His trustworthiness earns him a major part in rekindling the Love between Gatsby and Daisy.

Information courtesy of Sparknotes.com
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