Nickmoralized In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it has many moments that can be argued that Nick can be displeased with the people he surrounds himself with. Nick even states that Gatsby stands for everything he hates and despises about the rich he corresponds with but yet by the end Gatsby is the only one that Nick appreciates on some level. With an almost fleeting passage in The Great Gatsby though it clearly show that Gatsby had a glamor that secreted from him that Nick idolized but was slowly being squandered as he had ‘talked with him perhaps six times in the past month and found, to my disappointment, that he had little to say.’(pg 64) Nick then goes on to say that Gatsby started to lose the glamour that built up after the parties, especially the rumors he was told about how Gatsby came into his money.…show more content…
On the ride to the city Gatsby reveals his personas back story, with each passing bit of backstory Gatsby was giving Nick it just seemed to fall through and started to become a source of amusement to Nick. As Nick wasn 't believing much of Gatsby stories, with Gatsby portrayal of going to Oxford, Nick is seeing right through it ‘With this doubt (about going to Oxford being a family tradition), his whole statement fell to pieces, and I wondered if there wasn 't something a little sinister about him, after all.’ (pg 65) so it showed that it created more wonder around Gatsby as Nick could tell he was lying but then it raised the question as to why Gatsby would lie. Still on the ride to the city, with Gatsby showing some truth in the story bringing out the medal Montenegro gave him for the war and the more pieces of background from Jordan later about how Gatsby knew Daisy that aura of glamour Gatsby had oozed with the first meeting was
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