If ‘Great Gatsby’ characters were college stereotypes
They’d be just like this…
• Jay Gatsby – The party boy with a dark side
This guy is the life of the party. Well, not really the “life” of the party, since he throws the biggest bashes near campus but always manages to sneak away and sulk by himself in the corner. With his shady business dealings, he is the person people go to for a fake ID or some adult beverages if under the age of 21 (hence the interest in chemistry). Despite his mysterious demeanor and bad-boy attitude, Gatsby is definitely a ladies man. He has a crush on the blonde girl in his studio art class — they had a bad breakup, but he will stop at nothing to get her back.
• Nick Carraway – The out-of-state student
Major: Creative writing
Nick is the quintessential “good guy” out-of-state student in your friend group. He just recently bought a new apartment in west campus, er — West Egg. Being from a different state, though, has been taking its toll on Nick. He is quickly getting swept up into the booze and free-living of college life.
• Daisy Buchannan – The free-spirit
Major: Fashion design
Whimsical and aloof, Daisy cares more about the beautiful things in life — money, a nice car, a new Fendi bag — than how others perceive her fickle behavior. Although the object of Gatsby’s affection, Daisy is selfish, routinely studying class Google Docs without contributing. Her parents just bought her a very expensive yellow car, but you don’t want to ride with her behind the wheel. It probably wouldn’t end very well.