The social register



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THE SOCIAL REGISTER

Collect data for each of the character’s listed in the chart. Be sure that you provide direct quotes from the text as is appropriate!



Characteristic

Daisy

Jordan

Tom

Appearance

She was updated with the latest trends mostly dresses in white with beautiful blonde hair.

Mostly dressed in white apparel and always updated with fashion

He was a football player in Yale. Because of which he was hulky and handsome.

Age

23

23

30

Hometown

Louisville

Louisville

Chicago


Education

none

She was a golf player and had great emphasis on her sports career

He went to Yale and was a former ex-football player there.

Interests

She is materialistic and admires luxury. She has a specific way of life, love and attention interests her.

She spends most of her time in socialistic activities, her life mostly surround around partying gossiping and drinking. One thing that interests her besides these is golf; she focuses on her sports career a lot.

Football is one of Tom’s interests as he himself has been a former football player; he comes from a wealthy family so wealth and success also interests him.

Accomplishments

Daisy wanted a luxurious and wealthy life that she got by marrying Tom but after his mistreatment she feels that he does not care for her and falls in love with Gatsby who completes the need of love in her life. She achieves both true love along with wealth and luxury.

Jordan is very focused in her career as a golf player , she can go to any extent to get success in golf . She is arrogant and proud of her achievements in her life.

Tom is a successful man and all the wealth that he possesses shows his success that he has gained in his life. For Tom a good, successful, luxurious life is what he wants. He does not care much about the others because his fame and status fills up his needs and demands.

Mannerism

Highly sophisticated and decent , she has a charming way of conversing and her manners attracted many young men.

She is a self centered and cynical. She has a strong personality ,she is respected and trusted by most people around her

He is selfish and is known to be sexist and racist. His rude behavior with his wife is very evident; he has hurt her emotionally because he does not give time to her.

Significant Quote

I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." 

He thinks she goes to see her sister in New York. He's so dumb he doesn't know he's alive.

Nick’s Comment

Nick thought daisy to be flirtatious and materialistic but very beautiful and graceful.

Nick thinks that he has fallen in love with Jordan, but later he thinks she is careless and only loves herself.

Nick thinks Tom is selfish and arrogant. He is dominant and treats daisy very rudely.




Characteristic

Myrtle

George

Gatsby

Nick

Appearance

She has the thickest figure, she has a faintly soul and she is not very beautiful from her face.She dresses in saturated colors and tries to look more flirtatious.

He is a blonde, spiritless but faintly handsome man. He is also anemic.

He wears elegant suits , he has a very absurd yet decent way of speech it seems as if he thinks about the words he uses carefully.

He is a handsome young man. He is well suited but does not dress very lavishly to show off.

Age

Early 30’s

30

Early 30’s

29

Hometown

The valley of ashes

The Valley Of Ashes

North Dakota

Minnesota

Education

none

Worker at his garage

Works for a millionaire and then takes training in Louisville for the post of an officer. He attended the Oxford college in England

Educated at Yale and runs a Bond business

Interests

She desires wealth, social status and power as she is not of a very high status she is from a middle class background and so a better lifestyle interests her.

He is interested in looking after his wife and he tries to improve his financial constraints to keep his wife happy.

His interest is in earning a large fortune to attract Daisy. He cares about a lavish life. He is famous for the parties he throws for the people of Louisville

He is interested in knowing people and socializing. He is interested in the fast life of Newyork and in how one copes with that lifestyle.

Accomplishments

Myrtle wanted to fulfill her desire of a wealthy and luxurious life that she could not spent with her husband so she goes after Tom to find that comfort and she succeeds in getting the life she wants except Tom does not treat her with much respect but she bears all his mistreatment for the luxurious life that she is getting.

George Wilson owns a garage and wants to live a happy, ordinary life with his wife but does not succeed in it and loses his wife to Tom.

Gatsby strived to work hard and get a good status in society. He had idealized Tom and wanted a life like his. He was successful in life; he was one of the richest people famous and known around New York. Gatsby was a determined man, he wanted all of this for Daisy and he achieved it by hook and by crook.

Nick has achieved a good career from Yale but when he met Gatsby he was lonely and felt lost in life but after meeting him he has become more judgmental and tries to help out people when they need him.

Mannerism

Myrtle is straightforward and fleshy. She is very materialistic and a ‘money lover’ that is the reason why she chooses to be with Tom instead of her husband George.

He is thought to be boring and lifeless, he owns a garage and is mostly involved in work he is middle class so he lives a very simple life.

He is wealthy and rich but at the same time he can go to any extent to earn a higher status in society. He is dishonest and a liar as he has taken part is criminal activities.

He is tolerant, cool minded and a trustworthy. He listens to people and try to help them out as much as he can.

Significant Quote

"I married him because I thought he was a gentleman...I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn't fit to lick my shoe."


‘God knows what you’ve been doing, everything you’ve been doing. You may fool me, but you can’t fool God!’”

Your wife doesn’t love you…..She’s never loved you. She loves me.

Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine…I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known

Nick’s Comment

He thinks Myrtle is not as beautiful as Daisy and Tom choosing Myrtle over Daisy is not the right thing to do.

Nick thinks that George deserves to be with Myrtle because of his love for her but he is boring and lifeless compared to Tom.

Nick thinks he is dishonest, vulgar and a could go to any extent to get fame and wealth to impress Daisy. From Nick’s point of view this is what makes him ‘great’.

Nick thinks he is trustworthy and honest, he thinks he is a good secret keeper and does not like people who try to betray him or are careless and fake.


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