Gatsby, Nick, Tom, and Daisy in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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Nick Carraway is the most important person in the novel and plays a major role as well. Nick is the character that knows everything about everyone. He knows Gatsby more than anyone else does. He is said to be the reader’s access to Gatsby’s life. However, he is clueless as to the lies and rumors going around about Gatsby and some of the other things that are going on (Doreski). Nick tries to stay out of other people’s business but is always finding himself caught in the middle of it anyway (Hermanson). Nick is not the perfect and innocent character in this book. He is a manipulator and excellent liar (“Great”, Scott). Nick thinks that he is above every characters wrongdoing. For example, he feels he is superior to Tom’s infidelities, Jordan Baker’s lies, and Gatsby’s criminal acts. However, little does he know he takes part in some of those wrongdoings (Hays). Nick can also be confusing at times. There are moments in the book where Nick thinks Gatsby has something to hide and that Gatsby is mysterious. Then, there are other times where Nick believes that Gatsby is the only honest character (Roulston and Roulston). Therefore, one can conclude that Nick is not a very stable individual. He has switched up on the reader. He acts and says one thing but then later his actions are opposite. Nick is the one character that is capable of understanding life as Gatsby views it. The other characters just live the life that Gatsby sees. This is why Nick only likes Gatsby and does not…
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