Examples Of Nick Carraway In The Great Gatsby

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Each character deceives their friends and significant others to make themselves seem better. Every character shows their true colors throughout the book by how they treat each other. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, all characters lie and deceive others to get ahead. Nick Carraway is the one honest character except he condones everyone's behavior. He does not make Tom own up to his mistress. Nick also keeps lies for others so he can get to know more of their secrets. Nick does not stop people from their lies and deceit. "Of course I knew what they were referring to, but I wasn't even vaguely engaged. The fact that gossip had published the banns was one of the reasons I had come East. You can't stop going with an old friend on account …show more content…

He is kind and caring for his friends. His observant side makes the reader curious as to what his true motives are. "At first, Gatsby is a mystery to Nick. He spends too ostentatiously and entertains too lavishly. Besides giving parties, Gatsby wears pinks suits, drives yellow cars, and is in business with the man who fixed the World Series" (Johnson 19). This quote shows Nick as the curious neighbor who tries to understand this new world he is living in. Nick remains true through his honest attempt to get people to show up for Gatsby's funeral. He proves his friendship by sticking by Gatsby even until death, even if some of his motives are …show more content…

Jay wants to be successful to get Daisy so he changed himself and lied to get ahead. He has gotten involved in illegal activities to make money to impress everyone. "Having made a fortune as a bootlegger, he passes himself off as a respectable owner of drugstores" (Bloom 23). Jay Gatsby is a business partner of Meyer Wolfsheim. " ‘I found out what your 'drug-stores' were.’ " He turned to us and spoke rapidly. " ‘He and Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That's one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn't far wrong, " (Fitzgerald 133). Gatsby's one goal is to impress Daisy and to give her the life she wants. Since they knew each other before the novel began, Gatsby knows the lifestyle Daisy expects, which is full of wealth. Gatsby feels the need to give Daisy everything he has so he invites her over during the day. Although, it does not say what they do during the day it is possible that they have an affair of their own. "As he left the room again she got up and went over to Gatsby and pulled his face down, kissing him on the mouth" (Fitzgerald 116). This scene from the novel shows the love they have for each other. Although they only show their love when Tom is not around you can see that the love mostly comes from Gatsby's side of the

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