Nick Carraway In The Great Gatsby

980 Words 4 Pages
The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, writes about Nick Carraway, a young aspiring writer, and his dramatic experiences with his neighbor Jay Gatsby, his cousin Daisy Buchanan, her husband Tom Buchanan, and his ex-lover Jordan Baker. Throughout the book, Nick sees a contrast between the way he perceives life. Gatsby’s views are more hopeful whereas Tom, Daisy, and Jordan views are harsh and realistic. Due to their judgment and actions, these characters are viewed as selfish and uncaring, especially towards the end following Gatsby’s fall. To begin with, Jordan Baker can be described as a selfish person. An example of this character being portrayed by Jordan is her demeanor during the dinner with the Buchanans and Nick. Tom …show more content…
Nick is more sympathetic towards Gatsby and helps him in his efforts to win Daisy back, intrigued by how hopeful Gatsby is. In chapter 5, Nick is helping Jay see Daisy. “What day would suit you?’ he corrected me quickly. ‘I don’t want to put you to any trouble, you see.’ ‘How about the day after to-morrow”(Fitzgerald 14). Nick was a helpful friend towards Jay. He asked Jay which day he preferred not thinking about himself. Throughout the novel, Nick is compassion for Jay and Daisy's love connection. Nick never once judged Gatsby for loving Daisy. He was understanding and helpful with Jay. When no one shows to Gatsby’s funeral, he is enraged. “I tried to think about Gatsby then for a moment, but he was already too far away, and I could only remember, without resentment, that Daisy hadn’t sent a message or a flower” (Fitzgerald 122). Nick was thinking about Jay even after he died. He felt emotional and compassion towards Jay that he’ll never have Daisy. In chapter 8, “The lawn and drive had been crowded with the faces of those who guessed at his corruption — and he had stood on those steps, concealing his incorruptible dream, as he waved them good-by”(Fitzgerald 45). Nick truly cared for Gatsby as a friend. While the rest of the people in the book either cared about his money or his

Related Documents