Great Gatsby Character Analysis

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[Title] [Introduction] [Nick] In The Great Gatsby the character Nick Carraway acts as the narrator. He starts the story off by comparing himself to the world. He claims to be a moral person who can resist the urge to judge the people around him because if he holds them up to his own moral standards, his expectations will be too high for them. He even goes as far to say that the world would be better if everyone thought as he did and withheld their judgments about their peers. Now, even though Nick is the storyteller, this arrogant self-description shows that he is not reliable due the fact that he thinks of himself as superior to the masses. He lives in the West Egg district of Long Island, next door to Jay Gatsby, the protagonist who inspired him to write this book. Shortly after he describes himself he begins to describe Gatsby. He is fascinated with his neighbor for the simply astounding fact that Gatsby meets, and even exceeds, his expectations. The two men are on completely different ends of some form superiority complex. Gatsby apparently does not care about what the world thinks of him. He simply has an overwhelmingly grand amount of hope, and it is this hope that motivates him to live onward towards the future. These two characters work well together because Gatsby shows Carraway that there is a difference between thinking your superior and actually being superior. [Tom] In chapter two, Fitzgerald introduces the Buchanans. Daisy Buchanan being the first cousin of Nick Carraway is married to Tom Buchanan. Throughout this story Tom is a firmly developed character. He first met Nick at Yale where they both went to college. The two men became friends and Tom’s marriage came later. Without a job, Tom supports himself, his wife, and infant daughter with his family’s money, which seems to be more than enough. This money blatantly contributes to his some
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