Great Gatsby Significant Quotes

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Significant quotes from “The Great Gatsby” “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald, P. 35), this quote is effective, as being placed in the beginning of the book, it demonstrates that the narrator is not attached to either of the worlds that he is speaking about, thus, the reader knows that the narrator will stay objective throughout the book. This technique stands true for the fist chapters of “The Great Gatsby”, where Fitzgerald, by multiple lines, shows that the narrator is trustworthy. This particular quote shows that Nick likes to observe different lives and reserve his judgments, as if he wanted to collect “the inexhaustible variety of lives” in his mind and then process them later. After all, Nick does exactly that – he wrights a book analyzing his summer experiences.…show more content…
To the reader it may seem that Nick associates his position in the story, with the position of the eyes of the Doctor T. J. Eckleburg which silently observe but not judge. For reasons unknown, instead of living his own life, Nick seems to be content observing others live. Such a passive observational life position is unfortunate for Nick, as it is unable to deliver much happiness, yet it is very beneficial to the readers as they get a clear picture. In the book Nick functions as a photo camera, which captures others’ lives, but does not have a life of it’s
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