Nick Carraway

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To commonwealth, the riches are frequently advertised as uncanny extravagance. Yet whether it is displayed through the torn society in which the superficial and frivolous Kardashians abide, or in the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic, The Great Gatsby, wealth comes at a price. Fitzgerald conveys through his novel that beyond luxurious attire and thirty-thousand-dollar champagne, is an underlying truth that catches a glimpse of a world not so prosper. Indicatively, his book follows the story of a young man by the name Nick Carraway, who in the midst of befriending Jay Gatsby, learns the moral decay amongst the wealthy through quixotic goals of love. To commonwealth, the riches are frequently advertised as uncanny extravagance. Yet whether it is displayed through the torn society in which the superficial and frivolous Kardashians abide, or in the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic, The Great Gatsby, wealth comes at a price. Fitzgerald conveys through his novel that beyond luxurious attire and thirty-thousand-dollar champagne, is an underlying truth that catches a glimpse of a world not so prosper. Indicatively, his fiction follows the story of a young man by the name Nick…show more content…
However, Jay Gatsby, claiming otherwise, is concocted from "new money," which he is repeatedly rumored to have made through bootlegging. Meyer Wolfsheim informs Nick of these However, in chapter four of the novel, Gatsby continued to cultivate his story, allegedly stating that he is the “son of some wealthy people in the Middle West” and attended Oxford University in England because “all [his] ancestors [had] been educated there for many years,” professing that it was a family tradition (65). Gatsby’s remarks were proven ostensibly fraudulent when Nick recognizes his hasten
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