Nick Carraway Effective Narrator In The Great Gatsby

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Despite the novel The Great Gatsby being primarily about Gatsby the story is narrated by his friend and neighbor, Nick Carraway. In the beginning of the novel Nick says he is “inclined to reserve all judgements” which he holds true throughout the entire novel. This makes Nick a very effective narrator. Because Nick tends to not be judgmental people tend to like and trust him. Which leads to numerous characters telling Nick intimate details of their life. These details help to subtly develop the plot along without having to be embedded in another way. Also Nick doesn’t have a direct conflict with anyone in the novel so he remains objective. What also makes Nick an effective narrator is he educated. The fact Nick is educated he is able to look
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