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Examples Of Nick's Judgement In The Great Gatsby

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Everyone passes judgement it's a natural human behavior. At the beginning of the great gatsby, Nick's father gives him some advice, “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you have had.” Nick has learned to live by this advice ever since. This advice is both a blessing and a curse. Since he doesn't pass judgement on people it makes him easy to talk to, but this changes due to certain instances where he realizes the character’s lack of morals and recklessness. These instances change nick. Nick first begins to forget his father advice when he finds out about Tom and Myrtle's affair. After Tom and Nick meet, Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle at their apartment…show more content…
Nick is disgusted at everyone's reaction towards Myrtle's death. He realized how truly shallow and selfish they are. “I was feeling a little sick and I wanted to be alone. But Jordan lingered for a moment more. ‘It’s only half-past nine,’ she said. I’d be damned if I’d go in; I’d had enough of all of them for one day, and suddenly that included Jordan too. She must have seen something of this in my expression, for she turned abruptly away and ran up the porch steps into the house”(Fitzgerald 142). Nick's values and that of the other characters differ greatly and he is left repulsed by their indifference towards myrtle's death. It is in this moment that nick snaps back to reality. Nick finally realizes that the east truly isn't for him. “Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern Life” (Fitzgerald 176). Nick found that that the life of glitz and glamour was no longer captivating. The east was changing him into the exact person he hates. The corruption of the east showed him how much he had changed and wanted to move back to the west,to his
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