Nick's Heroism In The Great Gatsby

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“They’re a rotten crowd…You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” These words stated were the last words Nick Carraway said to Jay Gatsby before he met his demise. Nick Carraway, who said he was “inclined to reserve all judgments,” as stated in the beginning of the novel, finally makes discernment here. He called Daisy, Tom, Jordan, and all the upper class morally rotten. He knows and believes that Gatsby is worth more than them all. Gatsby’s heroism in the war, determination in the pursuit of his dreams, and his tenacious devotion to the love of Daisy forms Nick’s final opinion which leads him to give him the compliment. From all the events portrayed through the eyes of Nick in this novel, and after the death of Jay Gatsby, Nick states “Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness…” Nick characterizes them by asserting that they are careless people who end up retreating back to their money and to the safety of their relationship after having their “good time”. After reading and looking back through specific parts of the novel and, as well, coming up with my personal conclusions; I must agree with the judgment to which Nick had made most frankly clear. Nick insists, by using the term ‘smashed’, that Daisy and Tom destroyed countless lives…show more content…
Daisy’s inability to be honest to the man she claimed to love, and Tom’s stride to be powerful and in control led to the slaughter of three innocent people who got tied up in a game of wealth and competence. Agreeing with the description made by Nick Carraway towards Tom and Daisy Buchannan, they both “smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or what ever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had

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