Great Gatsby Essay

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“The Great Gatsby” Nick Carraway Nick Carraway was born and raised into a family of “prominent, well-to-do people”[1] in Chicago. Nick attended Yale University in New Haven and serviced during World War 1. His father runs a “wholesale hardware business”[2] which his grand uncle is founder of back in 1851. After he returned from serving in World War 1, he wanted to do something new "Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe - so I decided to go East and learn the bond business."[3] He lives in a small house on West Egg and across the bay from his house, live his old college friend Tom Buchanan and his second cousin Daisy Buchanan. While he is in West Egg, he gets absorbed in an extramarital affair between his cousin Daisy and his wealthy and mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby. During his stay in West Egg, he has become increasingly jaded and skeptical by the fast and careless lifestyle of the East, and all the lies and gossips. But somehow he finds it interesting, because he is a observant and curious person. In the novel “The Great Gatsby” Nick is represent as a first-person narrator. This means the story is told from Nick's point of view. However, Nick's viewpoint is fractured, as he is not a direct witness to everything that happens in the story. So is Nick Carraway even trustworthy? According to himself; “I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known”[4] Later he breaks into the story; “Reading over what I have written so far, I see I have given the impression that the events of three nights several weeks apart were all that absorbed me”[5] He wants to show that these three event's are just some “casual events in a crowed summer, and until much later, they absorbed me infinitely less than my person affairs."[6] “I was within and without, simultaneously

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