But it is also inferred that Nick is a homosexual. Fitzgerald implied in the novel that Nick, the narrator, had a homosexual affair with a photographer. This novel was set in the 1920’s, and at that time, it would have been shameful to be a homosexual. They were often shunned for it when people found out. Nick went to a small get together with a few friends, including a photographer, Mr. McKee, and his wife.
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
Nick’s father also established morals in Nick that parallel his, to never judge a person based off of first impressions because you don’t know what that person has been through. Nick began to break away from his family traditions with World War I. Following his graduation, Nick participated in World War I, unlike his great-uncle as he sent a substitute to the American Civil War. With a hesitant, but supportive family, Nick sought to move east to New York and try his hand in the
Nick was the man who helped out Gatsby arrange him to reunite with Daisy in chapter 5 and had to deal with all of the drama throughout Tom and Gatsby during his summer in East Egg and West Egg. Daisy is shown to be dependent on love. During the course of the novel, she went from Gatsby, to tom, back to Gatsby, and back to Tom. “I did love him once-but I loved you too.” (Fitzgerald 132) Contrary to what others may believe, Jordan is the exact opposite of the typical 1920’s woman.
The story starts off with the reader learning about how Nick’s lifestyle has been shaped. We learn that his father has taught him to not judge other people. His moral standards are different from other people so his father thinks he would misunderstand them. We learn about his moral values when he goes with Tom to attend a social gathering. Nick has only gotten drunk other than one time prior to this party.
Nick on the other hand has a strong attraction for Jordan Baker. Both of them are on the same social status but, Jordan cannot make her own decisions and is controlled financially by her Aunt. Nick seems to altogether disregard her passion of cheating lying and being uninterested in other people and gets disappointed when she could care less about Myrtle 's death. Although Nick is attracted to Jordan, he doesn 't love her.
There was a touch of parental contempt in it, even toward people he liked and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.” ch.1 Analysis: Nick is describing Tom, since he’s the narrator. Nick describes tom through his voice but yet you can get see all his personality through it. It also gives a small detail about nick like how close he pays attention to those around him and describes them in detail descriptions. 7.
Because of that surprise, Nick develops a quick admiration of Gatsby. An example of this in the novel is, “He smiled understandingly--much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.” Nick said this about Gatsby and it is obvious of his liking of him. However after a few chapters it is obvious to the readers that Nick’s perception of Gatsby has changed.
In the third chapter Nick had met Gatsby for the first time at one of the large parties thrown at Gatsby 's mansion. Nick hadn 't realized he had met Gatsby until Nick said something about not meeting the host of the party. Gatsby had then stated whom he was and then said "I thought you knew, old sport. I 'm afraid I 'm not a very good host.". Nick had then stated, "He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly.
Nick and Daisy experienced a closeness when they were reunited with each other, but people change and choices in their pasts were uncovered and led Daisy to abandon a true friend. After losing Daisy in a miserable situation he also lost Jordan due to nearly the same issues. Jordan did not see Nick for who he truly was anymore and when she decided to give up on their relationship she did so and never looked back. “... Nick declares that after returning from the East he "wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever", he connects the war with cynical, guilty, disapproval of the New York...
Nick says that Tom had changed since his New Haven years, and was now a sturdy, broad shouldered man with a hard mouth and a supercilious manner. An observer can picture their own Tom Buchanan, but will always envision him as a stuck up aristocrat with a body to match. It is not clear whether Nick truly likes Tom as a person, given that his descriptions of him tend to lean more towards the villainous side; but it is clear that Nick respects him regardless of his personal
Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity. His passiveness sparks complications early on, such as when Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle in secret. Nick tags along because he “had nothing better to do” (24) and seems to have little qualms about the fact that Tom is cheating on Daisy openly. As Daisy’s cousin, it is expected that he stands against Tom’s infidelity.
They share the same love for Daisy and try to win her heart by buying exotic gifts and providing her with a lavish lifestyle. One trait they both exercise quite often is the repetitive use of Nick. Tom uses him as a puppet to make it seem like he cares about Daisy’s family and also to hide the fact he is having an affair with