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Characters personalities interests and identities will develop throughout a novel In a successful novel a character must continue to grow throughout and learn through their experiences and others The characters search of their own identities and the struggle that ensues is the most central theme throughout The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald They have no true morals or ideals of themselves as individuals These are a group of people who no matter how self-confident and self-absorbed they seem to be have absolutely no idea of what they are to do as individuals Tom and Daisy are two prime examples The fact that we never really know the characters and the corrupt immoral things they do directly represent the 20s high society lifestyle The characters continued to cheat on their spouses let money become their obsession and debate the American dream for the hopes of one day obtaining happiness Daisy is a friendly character who has a love for parties She tends to lose herself in them while drinking Daisy once said Whatll we do with ourselves this afternoon and the day after that and the next thirty years 46 This quote not only means she lives for one day at a time never thinking of the future but that she truly has no idea of what to do to occupy herself Daisy thinks of herself as a highly successful person someone much more important than she is in reality Ive been everywhere and seen everything and done everything Sophisticated - God Im sophisticated 22 She is like loose change floating around wandering from party to party man to man friend to friend in a big house in East Egg with no sense of purpose She once attempted to plan something when she first reunited with Nick She said Whatll we plan What do people plan 17 meaning she has never had to make decisions nor has she had much responsibility Not only does
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