This quote explains Nick and Gatsby’s first encounter. At this time Nick does not know who Gatsby is, but Gatsby knows Nick. Gatsby actions toward Nick comes off in an amicable way. Gatsby seems like a welcoming person because he smiles occasionally and wants to associate with a random stranger, Nick. Another quote is, “‘Want to go with me, old sport?
Nick and the reader weren’t certain he existed. Only a select few could claim that they have seen and conversed with him. Eventually though, Nick ends up meeting him on accident in a bit of an ironic twist. To Nick, Gatsby was a man with limitless charm and ambition. An entire paragraph was dedicated to describing how positive and reassuring his smile was.
Despite the multitude of people at his house for the parties he threw, Gatsby had a repute for being mysterious since nobody really knew anything about him. Nick could hardly be described as loquacious since everytime he tries to speak, another character interrupts
Due to Gatsby’s mysterious discreteness and Nick’s judgmental capabilities, Nick begins to distinguish meaningless flaws in Gatsby’s character and objectifies them into something much larger. Similarly to Nick’s speculation of New York City, he believes there is another untold, darkened secret of Gatsby. This changes the perspective of Nick and the novel into prioritizing whether or not the mystery behind Gatsby’s character is theory or reality.The current perspective of the novel initially portrays Gatsby as a conflicting character to Nick, which results in Nick being judgemental towards even the slightest disparity of Gatsby’s actions. Now that Nick is able to identify variation within Gatsby’s character, he is open to recognize the deviating characteristics of
Personally, I think that this point is completely valid and that there is substantial evidence to support it. If you look at Nick, in the beginning, he starts out as an impoverished man but then soon meets Gatsby and begins to look up to him. After this, he starts to develop a kind of Gatsby-like life, he is going to the parties and involving himself with the dramatic life of a 1920s socialite. A point also used by this article was a study that was done by a Stanford psychologist Albert Bandura in which a child followed the lead of an adult and replicated the actions that the adult did. This can be seen in Nick’s personality, because although in the beginning, he did not think like Gatsby nor did he think he wanted to associate with someone like Gatsby, in the end before Gatsby’s death he ends up saying "They're a rotten crowd.... You're worth the whole damn bunch put together" (Fitzgerald 134).
In The Great Gatsby, the main character, Jay Gatsby, is often associated with his flamboyant parties, wealth, and the style of the 1920s that is vividly depicted throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing. While Fitzgerald vibrantly illustrates Gatsby as a hopeless romantic, it can, and has been, argued that Jay Gatsby is a comical character with narcissistic tendencies as well. In “Gatsby Is a Classic Romantic” by Robert Ornstein, the author begins by analyzing Jay Gatsby’s “...unending quest of the romantic dream, which is forever betrayed in fact yet redeemed in men’s minds” (Ornstein 34). By stating this, Ornstein has begun to not only analyze Gatsby’s tendency to only see the facts as he wishes to, but he also touches on and summarizes
‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald presents Gatsby as endearing, polite and mysterious. The narrator reveals his most unrealistic of his dreams where he tries to lure Daisy by recapturing the past. Some of Gatsby’s traits do not depict him as ‘admirable’ and ‘pure’ but instead as ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’. In order to understand Gatsby’s ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’ side, it is important to understand how Gatsby’s dreams interact with reality and how a few of symbolism is integrated into the text. Firstly, F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights some characteristics of Gatsby that suggest an obsessive personality, which can be seen in Gatsby’s desire to recreate his past moments with Daisy.
Gatsby’s troubled past contradicts with his present personality. After Gatsby dies, Nick is torn between believing that Gatsby is a great friend and that Gatsby is a corrupt bootlegger. In order to believe that Gatsby is a good friend, Nick must forget about Gatsby’s criminal past. By erasing the obscene word on Gatsby’s steps, Nick is choosing to erase Gatsby’s corrupt past and remember Gatsby as a good friend. Barbara also mentions how frequently Fitzgerald mentions eyesight and Gatsby’s vanishings.
When Nick is reflecting on Gatsby's idea of Daisy he notes, "He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: 'I never loved you'" (105). Gatsby’s ideal life is not a realistic expectation because Daisy is already married and has a family to take care of. Furthermore, her religion prevents her from getting a divorce and marrying Gatsby even if she wanted to. These obvious factors block Gatsby from obtaining his dream and marrying Daisy, but he seems to be blind to
For it is them who know what they truly desire. All Gatsby wanted to do was go back in time and have Daisy love him when he was poor, instead of her being told he must be rich before she can marry him. That is exactly why Nick is so non judgmental of Gatsby, because he was able to paint his own dream, but fell under the dream of society. However, he was able to see past it and see the real goal. Nick leaves chasing money and wealth and returns home.