The Great Gatsby Reflection Essay

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Upon finishing chapters one through three of The Great Gatsby, I have developed very strong opinions about every character I have encountered. Take the narrator Nick Carraway for example, personally I strongly despise this character in that he fails at his job as narrator by perhaps purposely leaving details of the encounter with Chester McKee at the end of chapter two. Now, yes, he does admit he was in fact drunk at the time of the altercation but why can he remember everything except for that awkward situation that resulted in the men being found in McKee’s bedroom “clad in their underwear” (Fitzgerald 42). Furthermore, specifically referring to Nick Carraway in the sense of a character in the novel, he seems to be literally obsessed …show more content…
Most specifically, I see Daisy Buchanan in a girl who sits three seats in front and one to the left of me in my Advanced Placement English Language and Composition class. This student is a direct reflection of Daisy’s egocentric attitude in that she is only out for the embetterment of herself. The scene where Daisy blames Tom for the injury of her finger actually happened recently with this girl where she blamed someone for her failure when it was her own fault. This student uses others to better herself and then throws them out of her life when she finds someone else to milk off of just as Daisy does with Tom and later Jay Gatsby.
Throughout the novel, the women of Gatsby are portrayed to be simply accessories to the narrator 's plot. While yes, this does reflect the period in which the novel is set in that women were viewed as second class citizens even after gaining suffrage and the enactment of the “flapper-esque era,” I take the narrator’s lack of focus on the women except for highlighting all the bad in their lives as implication into Nick Carraway’s lifestyle choices. It seems that Nick has nothing good to say about women yet he sings the praises of the men in the novel. Why is

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