By the end of the movie she is, if not quiet beloved, at least begrudgingly respected. Well, for one thing, she does have an important role to play in the story. A little-known artist named Francis Cugat was commissioned to illustrate the book while Fitzgerald was in the midst of writing it.
And Jordan, apparently, never sweats at all. In this was, the reader is encouraged to trust Nick and to believe in his impartiality and good judgment; a biased narrator will make the narrative reactionary, not honest, so stressing his good judgment is crucial.
Nick, completely disillusioned with what he has experienced in the East, prepares to head back to the Midwest.
Nick might end up "halfway in love" with Jordan, but he consistently describes her as cynical, having seen too much and heard too much to be fooled by anybody. She was extended full length at her end of the divan, completely motionless and with her chin raised a little as if she were balancing something on it which was quite likely to fall.
Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men, and now I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible.
Her transition from book to screen is nothing less than perfection, and takes the flat, two-dimensional woman Fitzgerald wrote her to be, and molds her into a real person with real, human flaws. He has come from the Midwest, which for Fitzgerald is a land of perceived morality.
As the party winds down, Gatsby takes Jordan aside to speak privately. So while Jordan is not directly involved in the main drama, she is a crucial lynchpin both for the plot and our understanding of the other major characters. They rush back to Long Island, where Nick learns from Gatsby that Daisy was driving the car when it struck Myrtle, but that Gatsby intends to take the blame.
With great success came criticism as she faced a scandal of cheating, which harmed her reputation as a golfer. Interestingly enough most film adaptations feature a dark-haired Jordan and a blonde Daisy! She also seriously contemplates leaving Tom during the novel.
It isand Nick has moved East to seek his fortune as a bond salesman, a booming, thriving business that, he supposes, "could support one more single man. Themes[ edit ] Sarah Churchwell sees The Great Gatsby as a "cautionary tale of the decadent downside of the American dream.
So why is there a section narrated by Jordan at all?
He is a former football star at Yale University. If she saw me out of the corner of her eyes she gave no hint of it—indeed, I was almost surprised into murmuring an apology for having disturbed her by coming in.
From the very beginning, even before learning about Gatsby, "the man who gives his name to this book," Fitzgerald gives details about Nick. Daisy once had a romantic relationship with Gatsby, before she married Tom.
Having developed a budding friendship with Nick, Gatsby uses him to arrange a reunion between himself and Daisy.
Nick reassures them there is no impending marriage, merely a series of rumors that cannot substitute for truth. Gatsby tells Jordan that he knew Daisy in Louisville in and is deeply in love with her.
Daisy sticks to this prescribed societal role by marrying and having a child. The reader knows immediately that the story has already taken place and that Nick is telling it to us through the filter of time. After all, if Daisy were the only sober one in a crowd of partiers, it would be easy for her to hide less-than-flattering aspects about herself.
When Daisy is unable to do this, Gatsby declares that Daisy is going to leave Tom. Given the looks that Daisy and Tom give each other, we suspect that she might not be so "white" as in, pure anymore. On that same day, while having tea with Jordan Baker, Nick learns the amazing story that Gatsby told her the night of his party.
A telegram from Henry C. Her choice of words is a pretty good insight into her character and how sharply observant she is! His tolerance has a limit, and it is the challenge to this limit that forms the basis of the book at hand.
Tom, Jordan, and Nick continue home to East Egg. He bought his house so that he would be across the Sound from her and hosted the elaborate parties in the hopes that she would notice.Although Baz Luhrmann's stellar adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's New York Times bestselling novel The Great Gatsby possesses a great many well-transitioned similarities with its paperback.
The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of So, like Gatsby, Nick is drawn in by the rich glamour of this world.
Unlike Gatsby, though, he's eventually able to see through it, and he recognizes that Jordan, like Daisy and Tom, is nothing but a careless person herself.
Character Analysis of Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a classic novel that was written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. This novel shows the glamour and chic of the Jazz Age, as well as greed and wealth of those who lived at that time. The Great Gatsby is told entirely through Nick’s eyes; his thoughts and perceptions shape and color the story.
Read an in-depth analysis of Nick Carraway. Jay Gatsby - The title character and protagonist of the novel, Gatsby is a fabulously wealthy young man living in a Gothic mansion in West Egg.
He encounters Jordan Baker at the party, and they meet Gatsby himself, a surprisingly young man who affects an English accent, has a remarkable smile, and calls everyone “old sport.” Gatsby asks to speak to Jordan alone, and, through Jordan, Nick later learns more about his mysterious neighbor.Download