Great Gatsby Essay

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The Great Gatsby Essay Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald there are four male roles that each demonstrates a different type of man in today’s society. Nick is the narrator of the book and has a neighbor named Gatsby that is very well known throughout New York. Tom Buchanan is Daisy’s husband and knows Nick from when they went to school together and George Wilson is an easy going guy that is married to Myrtle. All of these men each show many different qualities. Nick is a guy that cannot make a commitment to a woman that he love and that loves him back. When the relationship becomes to close Nick pushes the woman away until it is too late. A conversation between Nick, Daisy, and Tom that talks about the rumor that Nick is engaged to a girl out West, demonstrates Nick’s inability to commit to women is found on page 19: “…We heard you were engaged to a girl out West.”… “It’s libel. I’m too poor.” “But we heard it,” insisted Daisy... “We heard it from three people, so it must be true.”… The fact that gossip had published the banns was one of the reasons I had come East. You can’t stop going with an old friend on account of rumors, and on the other hand I had no intention of being rumored into marriage. (Fitzgerald) Nick was engaged to a woman out west before he moved to New York, but he did not want to make the commitment so he left her, moved and denies of even thinking of marring her and that it was just a rumor. Then Nick did it again with Jordan by distancing himself from her so that they do not have a romantic relationship. For most women needs a man to be able to commit to one person and make the commitment to follow through and not back out at the last minute. I would not want to waste my time on a guy that I thought was my soul mate to only find out that the guy can not commit to a woman or me. I want to find a guy that is

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