How Does Fitzgerald Tell the Story in Chapter 1?

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How does Fitzgerald tell the story in Chapter 1? To open the chapter of the novel Fitzgerald makes it clear to the reader that the narrator is in first person meaning that the narration could be biased and opinionated. To start off the novel, Nick Carraway, introduces himself personally by the reader being introduced by the quote which his father told him at his ‘younger’ and ‘more vulnerable years. His father stated ‘all the people in the world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had’ which Nick tells the reader from learning this from his father that he has always been ‘inclined to reserve judgements’. Following on from this Nick highlights that he will not judge a person before he has the chance to learn more about the individual. Although hypocritically passes judgement in the same paragraph as he describes the veterans as ‘bores’, by doing this Nick caraway starts to form an unreliable but considerate narrator as he tries to prove to the reader that he doesn’t pass judgements but as the readers are able to see through him, he gives off a prejudiced outlook. In Addition, setting is a huge importance in chapter 1 as the readers are able to learn a background reflection of Nick. Nick talks about the Middle Western city as being old fashioned, dull and tedious as he is unable to reach his American dream. Nick describes the Middle West as the ‘warm centre of the world’ the adjective ‘warm’ depicts that the Midwest is too comfortable for him and that he will be unable to pursue his American dream. This could also be due to the ‘Carraways’ influences, the family who own an inherited hardware business and are able to live on a secure network of money. Nick mentions that ‘All my aunts and uncles talked it over as if they were choosing a prep school for me’ this suggests to the readers that nicks family had been making too many decisions for him, and this may
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