Examples Of Deception In The Great Gatsby

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Deceit: The action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth. This is the definition many people use when describing the narrator of the story, Nick Carraway; however, this is ultimately the glue that holds The Great Gatsby together. Fitzgerald uses Nick for a way to embody the thought that even the best of us fall. This, however, does not prove him to be “unreliable” or “untrustworthy”. The way Fitzgerald has Nick give away information, contradiction of himself, and judgement of others is so that the audience has to hold fast till the end to find the truth that lies behind the veil of “lies”. Consequently, this may cause the misconception of the character altogether; Nick is not only sincere but also candid. …show more content…
A lot of people like to bring up the fact that Gatsby ultimately dies in the end. So, how could he have turned out alright in the end if he’s dead? Why would Nick lie to the audience only for us to find out the truth? Well, Nick did not lie, Gatsby did turn out alright in the end. Gatsby never had to deal with the pain of knowing that Daisy would never call. He also never found out that nobody would come to his funeral but his dad, Owl Eyes, and Nick. Gatsby never suffered through all the types of torment and hurt he would have had he not have died. In essence, Gatsby actually turned out more than alright, Gatsby turned out …show more content…
A majority of arguments come from the fact that Nick knew for quite some time that Tom was running around on his cousin Daisy. How could he just let that go on? Why did he not tell her? Did he not feel guilty for keeping this secret? All of these questions can be simply answered. The fact that Tom was cheating on his wife did in fact bother Nick tremendously; this is why Nick appears so uncomfortable when Myrtle is present. Also, it is not Nick’s place to tell his cousin that her husband is committing adultery; if this news were to come from anyone, it should have come from either Jordan or Tom. Seeing how Tom is never truly concerned about having another woman, it will obviously never come from him. Also, Tom intimidates Nick, so there is no chance of Nick ratting him out. Jordan is Daisy’s best friend. If this news were to come from anyone, most people would rather it come from someone they trust, such as a best friend. Thirdly, Nick surly did feel guilt for not telling Daisy to leave Tom because of the affair, but he knew Daisy would never leave. If you remember, Daisy was telling Nick about the birth of her daughter with Tom she states that, “She was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where”. So, Daisy already knows that Tom has run around on her before. In all honesty, if Daisy did not leave Tom after he missed the birth of their child due to the fact that he was sleeping with another woman,

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