Saturday, 15 January 2011

The Great Gatsby - characters and their names

Jordan Baker -  Daisy’s friend, a woman with whom Nick becomes romantically involved during the course of the novel. A competitive golfer, Jordan represents one of the “new women” of the 1920s—cynical, boyish, and self-centered. Jordan is beautiful, but also dishonest: she cheated in order to win her first golf tournament and continually bends the truth.

Her name is composed from two well known automobile makers from before and during the 1920s. What do you think is the significance of that?

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