The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 Jazz Age novel about the impossibility of recapturing the past, was initially a failure. Today, the story of Gatsby’s doomed love for the unattainable Daisy is considered a defining novel of the 20th century. Explore a character analysis of Jay Gatsby, the plot summary, and important quotes.


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See a complete list of the characters in The Great Gatsby and in-depth analyses of Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Myrtle Wilson. 

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Great Gatsby, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.

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Further Study

Go further in your study of The Great Gatsby with background information on F. Scott Fitzgerald and the novel, movie adaptations, links to resources around the web, and suggestions for further reading.