Mrs. Confused and all the rest of 'em

The characters in a story are the people who are in it. Every story needs to have a character, or multiple, for it to really be complete because they're what drives all the action. Without people, how can you really tell a story and what could it even be about anyways. There are three different kinds of characters in a story; the main, supporting, and unimportant. In the Great Gatsby, there are a few of each. The main character(s) is/are who the story is about or they're important to the story line. In the Great Gatsby there about four main characters which are Nick, Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom. I mean just think about it, without any of those characters would the story be the same? I don't think so. People are a necessity in a story. The supporting characters are somewhat important too; they don't play a huge part but they're there to support the main characters. Lastly there's unimportant characters who are just kind of there, they aren't necessary but they add affect. In the Great Gatsby there was one character that stood out to me the most which was Daisy. It's not necessarily her fault but she is the main issue throughout the whole movie; she is what drives a lot of the action. Without Daisy there wouldn't even be a story; it would all be completely different. The first part of the novel is about how Gatsby's madly in love with Daisy and he did all this stuff to be with her and then it transitions into Tom and Gatsby fighting over her, ending with Gatsby even getting shot. "It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson's body.." (Fitzgerald 162). Gatsby was at the pool waiting for Daisy to call but she never did so he was down there about to just swim when George came and shot him. Maybe if Daisy called that wouldn't have happened. So characters are a very important aspect to a story because without them, you don't have the story, you don't have any action or conflict really going on.

By: Autumn Calvert


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2 years ago

I think you did a great job at analysing the characters and I also really liked this sentence, "Without Daisy there wouldn't even be a story; it would all be completely different".