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 Gatsby, plot summary, and important quotes.

Summary

Read our full plot summary and analysis of The Great Gatsby, chapter-by-chapter break-downs, and more.  

Characters

See a complete list of the characters in The Great Gatsby and in-depth analyses of Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and more. 

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.

Quizzes

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Essays

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Further Study

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