What she is: She’s beautiful, rich, and she’s a famous professional golfer. Even Nick said he was flattered to go places with her, because everyone knew her name. (57)
Independent (Good/Bad?): It’s very hard to determine the characteristic of this trait while factoring in the setting of the story. When she says, “let’s get out…this is much too polite for me,” she, on her own accord, initialized the leaving of her and Nick. (45)
"The bored haughty face that [Jordan] turned to the world concealed something..." (Fitzgerald, 57)
Arrogant: She’s rich and like rich people, she looks down on those who aren’t as wealthy as her.
“You live in west egg.” (11)
“Let’s get out…this is much too polite for me.” (45)
Again, this brings us back to the setting of the story, and how guys had more rights than girls at the time. We could argue that Jordan’s richer than Nick, so she can treat him like a lower class or we could argue that like in the chart we’ve studied in class, the white male reigns supreme over all others, and Jordan is at fault.
Dishonest: There was a rumor that suggested “she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round” of golf. (57)
Comical/Blunt: She states whatever comes to her mind and will always be the first to blurt out a secret.
(58) N: you’re a rotten driver J: I am careful N: no, you’re not J: Well, other people are N: What’s that got to do with it? J: They’ll keep out of my way…it takes two to make an accident
Jordan blurts out everything in her mind, without really thinking knowing what she’s saying. In many cases throughout the story, she can act as comical relief, or she can blurt out a secret and create a twist in the plot. One of these instances is when she was the first to tell Nick of Tom’s mistress Myrtle.