The tone of "The Great Gatsby" is not consistent, but varies with the narrator's sentiments. As narrator Nick Carraway describes memories that arouse varying emotions the tone shifts dramatically, running the gamut from ... More »

"The Great Gatsby" was written in the time period of the 1920s. F. Scott Fitzgerald experienced this era firsthand and wrote his classic novel about the excess of the era. More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

Cars are a symbol in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” because they represent status, wealth and power. Jay, Tom and George associate cars with their place in society. More »

In "The Great Gatsby," Gatsby tells Nick a wide and varied history of himself, including how he had wealthy Midwestern parents from San Francisco, was educated at Oxford, collected jewels in Europe, hunted big game and w... More »

"The Great Gatsby" tells the story of a millionaire named Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is in love with Daisy, who is already married, and they begin an affair. While driving Gatsby's car, Daisy hits and kills a woman. Gatsby takes... More »

The narrator describes Tom as "a sturdy straw-haired man of thirty, arrogant eyes and a powerful body — a cruel body, gruff and aggressive. His description is very physical, which is apt for his character. More »

Tom and Daisy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" leave town after Gatsby's death because of their infidelities. Tom had several affairs with women, including a chambermaid and Myrtle Wilson. Daisy was furious wi... More »