The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In The Great Gatsby, Nick is a credible and dependable character. He attended an Ivy League School, Yale. In the beginning of the novel Nick tells about Gatsby and explains what he is like. Nick is very credible compared to Gatsby. Jay Gatsby’s credibility is shaken when he tells stories out of the proper order. Some of the other characters start to believe that he is just lying. However, Nick is able to observe the situations without judging others. There are rumors spreading about Gatsby throughout the story and Nick has to decide what is right and what is wrong. Nick has a moral sense about him. He is more practical than the other characters in The Great Gatsby. Gatsby even says to Nick, “I don’t want you to get a wrong idea of me from…show more content…
This carries over to their own adulthood when they try to remember back to any event. Many years had passed before Scout was even able to talk about what had happened in her childhood. In the beginning of the story she even says, “When enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them, we sometimes discussed the events leading up to his accident” (Lee 3). Instead of focusing on the part about the “accident”, Jem breaking his arm, Scout talks about the events leading up to it. She emphasizes more parts than others because parts in her mind stick out more than the rest. Therefore, Scout is an untrustworthy character because of her inability to convey her whole story evenly. Alike being more credible than Scout, Nick is often more valid than her too. Nick is held to a higher standard of integrity, therefore, he is willing to tell the truth about Daisy and believes that telling the truth is the right thing to do. Nick describes himself as, “one of the few honest people that I have ever known” (Fitzgerald 170). Eventually, Nick decides to end his relationship with Jordan because of his own moral standards that must be upheld. He tells her, “I’m thirty. . .I’m five years too old to lie to myself and call it honor” (Fitzgerald 135). His sense of personal honor leads to Nick refusing Gatsby’s financial offer to thank him for reuniting him and Daisy. Nick knows that he is right and continues to
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