Who Is Nick Carraway Gatsby

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Nick Carraway, the novel's narrator, is a young man who was born into a conservative, well established, but not wealthy, Midwestern family. After attending college and serving in World War I, Nick comes back home, but he finds the Midwest seems out of the mainstream of life as he has come to know it out in the world. With his family's financial backing for one year, Nick goes to New York to learn the bond business and establish a career in the East. Nick's work ethic is strong; he works hard, but he also becomes involved in the lives of his mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby, and his distant cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom (whom Nick had known in college).

In addition to functioning in the novel as the narrator who observes and reports,
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