This Side of Paradise | Study Guide

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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This Side of Paradise | Characters

Character Description
Amory Blaine Amory Blaine, the novel's protagonist, is a young man who is discovering himself and coming of age during World War I. Read More
Beatrice Blaine Beatrice Blaine is Amory's charismatic, beautiful, and well-educated mother who also suffers from mental illness and alcoholism. Read More
Monsignor Darcy Monsignor Darcy is a friend of Beatrice's who becomes an influential father figure to Amory throughout his young adulthood. Read More
Isabelle Borge Isabelle Borge is Amory's first love and relationship. Read More
Rosalind Connage Rosalind Connage is the sister of Amory's friend, Alec Connage, and is the great love of Amory's life. Read More
Eleanor Savage Eleanor Savage is the subject of Amory's final romance, an unusual girl who intrigues him. Read More
Clara Page Clara Page is Amory's distant widowed cousin and only unrequited love. Read More
Stephen Blaine Stephen Blaine is Amory's distant, uninvolved father.
Alec Connage Alec Connage is the misbehaving older brother of Rosalind and friend of Amory, who constantly gets into trouble. Amory steps in to save him during an incident at a hotel.
Cecelia Connage Cecilia Connage is the younger sister of Alec and Rosalind Connage.
Mrs. Connage Mrs. Connage is Alec, Rosalind, and Cecelia's mother.
Thomas Parke D'Invilliers Thomas Parke D'Invilliers is Amory's closest friend from Princeton and a steadying influence on him.
Jesse Ferrenby Jesse Ferrenby is a friend of Amory's from Princeton who is killed in World War I.
Mr. Ferrenby Mr. Ferrenby is Jesse Ferrenby's father who happens to give Amory a ride back to Princeton and argues politics with him.
Howard Gillespie Howard Gillespie is one of Rosalind's suitors.
Dick Humbird Dick Humbird is Amory's friend from Princeton whom he admires as a model upper-class man. He dies in a tragic car accident, and his death haunts Amory throughout the novel.
Burne Holiday Burne Holiday is the younger brother of Kerry Holiday who becomes a pacifist and inspires Amory with his honesty and individualism.
Kerry Holiday Kerry Holiday is Burne Holiday's brother and Amory's friend. He dies in World War I.
Jill Jill is Alec Connage's date and sexual partner who gets caught with him at a hotel by hotel detectives.
Mrs. Lawrence Mrs. Lawrence is a friend of Monsignor Darcy in whom Amory confides.
Little man The little man is a passenger in the car when Mr. Ferrenby offers Amory a ride; he and Amory argue politics.
Mr. Margotson Mr. Margotson is the senior master at St. Regis who tries to help Amory by advising him about how to change his unpopularity among the other students.
Frog Parker Frog Parker is Amory's friend at St. Regis.
Dawson Ryder Dawson Ryder is one of Rosalind's suitors who she ends up marrying instead of Amory because he is wealthy and Amory is not.
Fred Sloane Fred Sloane is Amory's friend at Princeton University.
Myra St. Claire Myra St. Claire is Amory's first crush and first kiss, but he rejects her.
Sally Weatherby Sally Weatherby is Isabelle Borges's cousin.
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