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    F. Scott Fitzgerald the author of "The Great Gatsby," also an American writer of novels, short stories, and poems; known as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Nick Carraway, narrator and character, portrayed as a bond salesman, from the middle of the United States, who rents an apartment in the West Egg next to the Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby novel is about a man returning home from the Great War, and attempting to rekindle the love that his sweetheart once had for him before

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    Nick Carraway is the narrator of The Great Gatsby, but also an active member of the story. In creating this character, Fitzgerald allows us to participate and reflect on the novel’s events right alongside Nick. One could say that the interesting cast that Nick is surrounded by makes him appear bland, but his point of view is crucial to the story. If the book weren’t from his point of view, we wouldn’t be able to get both sides of the story the way we do. Nick has connections with both East and West

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    In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the novel, The Great Gatsby, that is now known as a classic. The Great Gatsby describes the society of the 1920s and tells a timeless story that transports readers into a different era. The story takes place in New York City which, during the Jazz Age, was dripping with outlawed alcohol. It concentrates on a specific love affair of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald incorporates issues of the time period such as race, women’s roles, the makeup of a family

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    In the Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are many different types of personalities; However, there are two people that standout throughout the novel. Nick Carraway, who is a very admirable person and Tom Buchanan who is the ¨Bad guy¨. In the Great Gatsby characters span from marvelous to atrocious , and these qualities are established clearly through Tom and Nick. Nick Carraway is, by a longshot, the most praiseworthy character throughout the story. Nick has something that nobody else

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    In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, an unfortunate and rather tragic love story is told. The narrator, Nick Carraway, plays quite a big role in the novel. He ends up knowing quite a bit of vital information about nearly every character in the book, and what he chose to do with that information greatly affected the tragic ending of this book. Throughout the novel, Nick is trusted with several secrets and choses to keep all of them to himself. He doesn’t once cross or wrong anyone. Although

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    “The Carraways are something of a clan and we have a tradition that we 're descended from the Duke of Baccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather 's brother who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on today.” (Pg.7) Nick Carraway narrates the whole story in The Great Gatsby,and here he makes a connection to 'The American Dream ' using his own family. In this quote the reader can see that

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    In the book, the Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a mysterious, elegant, rich man who throws parties every other day. Evidently, this character’s past is often the subject of the talk and gossip among the common and aristocratic strangers around him. Consequently, their perception of him ranges from a suspicious German spy to him murdering a man once. In addition, Nick Carraway, the protagonist and narrator of the story, is immensely intrigued by Gatsby’s shady persona and is greatly interested in getting

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    The night that Nick Carraway first sees Gatsby, or rather his outline in the night, Nick immediately acknowledges Gatsby’s aura of desire. Nick, on-looking from his house, sees Gatsby stretch “out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way,” prompting Nick to glance seaward and notice “nothing except a single green light, minute and far away” (Fitzgerald 20, 21). Finally, the encounter ends with Gatsby vanishing before Nick looks back. This concept of wanting, reaching for something that is

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    the novel The Great Gatsby I was introduced to many important characters. First off I met Nick Carraway the self-proclaimed narrator of the story. Nick is a young man who moved from Minnesota to the city of New York to learn the bond business. I learned that Nick studied at Yale and served time in World War One. Nick describes himself as an honest man, who does not judge onto others however contradicts himself when he says he is highly moral and has a stronger dignity than others. Nicks’ character really

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    through the lens of Nick Carraway. Since Nick is the first person narrator the readers are forced to view the story-world through Nick Carraway’s view of the world. As Abbot states in The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, “Almost invariably the reliability of the narrator becomes a focus of dispute… The narrator is variously described as an instrument, a construction, or a device wielded by the author,” and Nick is no exception to the question of reliability (Abbot 68). Due to Nick Carraway’s limited

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