The Great Gatsby – Chapter 6

So, in Chapter 6 we finally find out who ‘Jay Gatsby’ really is, as well as how different the tastes and manners of West and East Egg are.

Gatsby has spent years creating this version of himself, seemingly all for Daisy – so to what extent is his character as much a figment of his own imagination as he is ours, the reader?

Character Study

Who’s is Gatsby? By looking closely at the text, create a detailed character study of Gatsby.

Consider key scenes, quotations and his relationships with other characters. How much has he been influenced by the idea of the American dream, and has he achieved his? Is his dream even possible?


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