How Does Nick's Social Location Influence The Great Gatsby

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A young female would react differently to their experiences due to their social locations. Nick Carraway, from The Great Gatsby was impacted by these too. As the narrator Nick moves to New York to become a bond man. While living in new york he becomes best friends with his neighbor, and learns the true drama between the rich. Nick’s social locations in 1920s New York society as a middle class, natural romantic, with a dissatisfied taste of humanity influence his actions. One way Nick’s social location as a middle class person influences his actions is during his visit with Tom and Daisy. “A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up towards the frosted wedding-cake of the…show more content…
“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” Nick is trying to call Gatsby’s lover Daisy but even she doesn 't answer. Nick previously had a large faith in humanity, but after Jay Gatsby passed away and nobody attended his funeral. He was able to realize that most rich people are careless. Rather than being similar to the rich people he hangs out with, Nick chooses to empathize and put friendship over image. 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!” Besides the fact that Mr. President sounds like an eight year old trying to impress his friends, he simply does not care that North Korea could potentially bomb us because he wanted to be sassy on social media. Nick has now realised that most people, especially those who have money do live in a different
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