Analysis Of Nick Carraway In The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a novel based in the 1920’s, where money and drinking is big in New York city. Tom and Daisy are married, Jordan is Daisy’s best friend and Nick Carraway is Daisy’s cousin, Gatsby is someone Daisy was in love with five years before she married Tom. This novel takes you on a rollercoaster ride filled with emotions as you wonder if Gatsby will ever win back Daisy. Nick changes throughout the novel. When we first meet Nick he is a young man who is innocent yet sees the world from a very uniform non-judgmental viewpoint. Nick states “Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope” (Fitzgerald 19). Which shows that Nick feels that he must reserve judgement to observe the world clearly. Nick Carraway is a dynamic character in the novel The Great Gatsby because of the changes he makes throughout the novel in his actions, interactions and speech with others. …show more content…
When Nick first came to New York his intentions are to learn the art of bonds and he planned to ready and study all summer. Nick becomes involved of nearly every aspect of everyone else's life. He says “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired” (Fitzgerald 76). This quote quickly sums up every character's role in the book. While some characters can fit into many aspects of the quote most are dominate and one. Nick seems to fit into the busy and tired grouping, he is always busy doing something throughout the whole book it seems he never has a moment of down time. Also Nick is tired, he is constantly doing things for people and working or out for the night. Nick also makes other interactions when Gatsby has Jordan ask Nick to invite Daisy to tea. Jordan says to Nick “She’s not to know about it. Gatsby doesn't want her to know. You’re just supposed to invite her to tea” (Fitzgerald 77). This show Nick is willing to get into all of their drama and be involved when lives. Nick knows Daisy is married yet he is going to invite her to lunch so that Gatsby can see her. Nick becomes even more involved when the second time he is out with Tom he meets Tom’s mistress. Nick states “The fact that he had one was insisted upon wherever he was known” (Fitzgerald 35). Nick also becomes involved in partying and excessive drinking. At one of Gatsby’s infamous parties Nick states “I was on my way to get

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