Eventually Nick stops trying and leaves the decision up to Trent and that’s when he starts to listen and realize. Throughout the book Nick goes through a lot of challenges. There was a good amount I enjoyed, a few I disliked, but I liked it so much because of the
If Nick wasn’t this way Nick would’ve seen this coming a long time ago, and probably would’ve acted the same way himself. Previously, Nick did not believe people could be this careless, but he was wrong. People with this mindset tend not to respect anything but themselves. For example, Donald Trump tweeted a threat to north korea, “...I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
”(Lathbury 70). Nick lost who he truly was and his relationships with others caused an emotional drainage that he could not bare. He was an honorable individual but dishonesty filled his life and determined the outcome of his cherished
This isn’t the first or last time that people entrust Nick with valuable secrets. Gatsby and Daisy do when they use him as a way to meet each other, then they trust him to keep the secret of their meetings, even taking him with on some. Though he thinks this, we as a reader can see through that when he does things like keep the secret of the two affairs, and in the movie when he lies to Tom when he asks where Daisy is at the party. In the picture Nick is sitting on the far left, representing how he is the only trustworthy person while the rest of the world sits on the far right, to signify a world of liars and
However, Nick doesn’t question the situation and even goes on to get as debauched as everyone else at the party. Nick’s “bystander complex” is further cemented when he sneaks out of the party amongst the chaos and spends the rest of it with McKee. Socially, Nick wasn’t in any position that would hinder him from offering to help Myrtle or even to stop Tom from abusing her. He was after all closest to Tom in
Many of the characters express lust for others, however, they lack the true feeling of love. Nick proves his compassion and care for others in his loyalty to Jay Gatsby. Without truly meeting him, Nick is willing to carry out a favor for Gatsby, no questions asked, as he recognizes the importance of helping others. He is often there for Gatsby, not only physically, but also emotionally, when he needs it most. It is due to Nick’s genuine empathy, humanity, and kindness that readers are able to better identify with him, and use him as a moral
Cleaning houses are a girl’s best friend. Or is it diamonds? In The Dirt Diary, by Anna Staniszewski, the main character, Rachel Lee, must clean houses with her mother in order to pay back the money that she stole until her mom finds out about her purchase. Rachel uses the money to buy a one way ticket to Florida, where her father ran off to, to bring him home. However, there’s only a slim chance of him actually coming home and a large chance of her mom finding out and forbidding her from going in the first place. When Rachel steals almost 300 dollars from her college fund to try and bring her family together, a major theme falls into place. People will do anything for a sliver of hope. Another, equally important theme found in this novel
He doesn’t have a lot of money when he moves from the west out to the east. The house he lives in is a small house but from the moment he moves into it he is surrounded by money by having Gatsby’s mansion next door to his. The first few people Nick goes to see are very rich, thus continuing the trend of Nick meeting rich people. Later in the story Nick also meets Gatsby and gets to know him and is offered a lot of rich wonderful things like spending time with Gatsby in his hydro-plane or having lunch with Gatsby and doing many other things with the rich people in the story, yet while surrounded by all this money and wonderful things he gets more and more involved with the problems of the rich people around him. It gets to the point where Nick gets so sick of it all he ends up moving back to the west at the end of the story.
This ends up being a good and bad thing for him. The second quote I picked for Nick was also in the beginning of the book. The quote is “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgements, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores…” (1) This quote outlines how Nick is aware that being non-judgemental can be a bad thing for him, and not assuming things about people sometimes causes issues in his life, which leads me on
He fought in the war and after decides to move to the East, West Egg in particular. Nick has works incredibly hard to get where he is now only to have a small house surrounded by two large mansions. Nick has educated himself at Yale and even goes a step further to learn more about the bond business. A sense of disrespect and surprise is most well shown by Daisy when she sees Nick’s house for the first time. Daisy immediately points out the decrease in size.
H.H Holmes confessed, “I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing”. During this time Holmes was growing to be America’s first recorded serial killer and taking place in the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, technology and architecture improved to new levels. Much like Holmes, life in the city was chaotic. Chicago at the time was moving to a more industrialized society. Architecture was becoming a booming business. Skyscrapers were being constructed among other new buildings, and in the midst of the already progressive city, Chicago had been elected as the host for the Columbian Exposition. The fair would take up a large park in the city and bring people from around the world to experience a new social and cultural event. Beside the hectic fair was violence within the city. Death was normal in a growing place like Chicago. In Erik Larson’s novel, the World Fair uplifts