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Popular Novels Explained by the Characters of The Great Gatsby

How would you explain the plot of Pride and Prejudice? “Elizabeth is one of five unmarried daughters, there’s a dance, Darcy is hot but rude, everything works out in the end” seems to be the standard response. But how would FICTIONAL CHARACTERS explain the plot of Pride and Prejudice (or any other work of literature for that matter)? That’s what I wanted to find out.

Now, I’m not saying I made a deal with the literary gods to bring the cast of The Great Gatsby to life just to have them explain the plots of various novels to me, but I’m also not saying I didn’t.