Nick's Journey In The Great Gatsby, By Ernest Hemingway

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A vital part to Nick’s growth was his time in the war. While this is only shown through short vignettes, they convey a powerful story about the events that transpired and how they changed Nick so greatly. Some stories aren't shown to be about Nick, but can be presumed to show what the war did to those who fought in it. One story is about a war chef and his French comrade who got drunk before they reach the front (Hemingway 13). The front was a hellish place where many horrors were endured. In the heat of battle, men like Nick revert to prayer and religion as an act of desperation. Even though a promise was made to spread the word, Nick was ashamed for falling apart and chose to break the promise (Hemingway 67). This could be related

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