Nick Carraway In The Great Gatsby

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway is omnipotent as he knows almost everything about everyone. The person he knows about best is Gatsby. Nick is known to be Gatsby’s alter-ego as they are too inseparable to one another. However, the favorable moments in which Nick and Gatsby had shared, there is more to Gatsby in which Nick learns through the obscurity of lies and rumors going around about Gatsby. Nick is constantly getting caught in people’s business without trying to. Nick is a conspirator and liar as he manipulates characters and looks above characters’ wrongdoing. Although most readers of The Great Gatsby have argued that Nick Carraway’s journey was joyful and bliss, closer examination showed that he is regretful as he tries to protect Gatsby’s legacy from a corrupt and uncaring world.
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Nick moving to New York for the summer with ambition of becoming a stockbroker led him to move to west egg in next to Gatsby, this was his call to his
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. . . and one fine morning So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”(Fitzgerald 99). Nick’s elixir wasn’t an item though was rather knowledge and a new perspective on life. Nick had it all, a job, a friend, and family, however in the end he lost it all similar to the famous stockbroker Jordan Belfort he had all the money in the world yet in the end he procured trouble with the law and lost it all.
In conclusion, Nick can be portrayed as a tragic hero. Nick Carraway was to tangled up into everyone’s business knowing the truth about everyone and everything he was forced to lie to others as he would try to stay on Gatsby’s side trying to achieve a trustworthy loyal friendship. However, in The Great Gatsby Nick compelled to have an enjoyable summer, nevertheless with further exploration he identifies anguish when defending Gatsby’s legacy from the cruel cold hearted
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