Character Analysis of Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Length: 999 words (2.9 double-spaced pages) Rating: Better Essays. Open Document. Essay Preview. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the main character, Jay Gatsby, is a man who is wealthy and mysterious and who is trying to achieve the American dream. He is obsessed with and in love with his neighbor Daisy.