The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The Narrator of the story Nick Carraway represents a mediator in all of the issues that the New Yorkers bring upon themselves. He is an open minded individual that can listen to people and can be trusted which entitles him to trouble and knowledge of things that he shouldn’t know; "Meyer Wolfshiem? No, he 's a gambler." Gatsby hesitated, then added coolly: "He 's the man who fixed the World 's Series back in 1919” (Fitzgerald 112) Like this example Nick learns about the money and crimes that go on around Gatsby. Surrounded by characters with poor morality he flaunts wisdom and good morals even though he is described as not a highly regarded person. Through his episodes with Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, and the other haughty characters in the novel Nick becomes entrenched in other people’s problems because of moral superiority. Through the novel Nick is trusted by most characters and hears many horribly things, his importance in the novel is to be an overseer of the gossiping, crimes, and idiocy of the people surrounding him. Overall Nick is an important and of all the characters the most morally sound.

Jay Gatsby is the main subject of this novel and presents a man who has everything but is missing love. No one knows how Gatsby got to where he is or where he came from but most people that attend his weekly parties uses him for everything he has. Through the novel he does not present himself as a terrible person but the only things people say about him are bad. Gatsby does not…

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