Nick Carraway, easily being the most stable character in the novel, is actually going through a psychoanalytical process himself. Unlike other residents in East and West Egg however, Nick’s actions are a response to trying to become an individual, a process called individuation by psychologist Carl Jung. Following his early life in the midwest, Nick moves to the east to accomplish that goal of becoming an individual. While there he becomes enamored by the social norms of the east. He finds himself drinking, partying, and even finds himself a girlfriend in Jordan Baker.
I find that the relationship between the Buchanan’s and Nick is the most crucial in the plot in chapter 1. Coming in a stranger, Nick has no idea what to expect when he goes to visit his cousin’s home. Also, the relationship between Tom and Daisy is observed in this chapter; the reader can tell that not everything seems to be alright in the Buchanan house. Nick sees how they live their lustrous life in a sort of sober state. Not long after, he realizes that the Buchanan’s homestead is not quite what it seems to be.
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.
The Great Gatsby which is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most evaluated and interpreted novels in American literature. The reason is not just about the voice, literary devices, or techniques he uses. Also, it is about the content of the novel. For example, he shows us the condition of American society and their aims in The Great Gatsby. In the novel, Fitzgerald does not just tell the events, he uses characters’ thoughts to develop the whole idea and to make the novel more pleasant to read.
1. Nick is young man from Minnesota. He moved to New York in the late spring. He gets a house in the West Egg region of Long Island populated by the new rich. His nearby neighbor in West Egg is a secretive man named Gatsby, who lives in an rich Gothic manor and has extravagant gatherings each Saturday night.
The Colossal Difference Within Long Island For centuries, money has been an ever-prominent force in the decisions and actions of humans. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminates the powerful effect of money in creating and changing people in the American society of the 1920’s. Long Island, split into two sections, the East egg, representing old aristocracy, and the West Egg of the newly rich, Fitzgerald depicts the constant struggle between social hierarchies to reach the ideal American dream. He represents the changing social frame between “old” and “new” money, their symbolic differences, and the morals of the citizens inhabiting each egg.
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzerald expresses a negative view of the 1920's and the American Dream. He does this using the characters, setting, and symbolism. One character Fitzgerald uses to show his view of the 1920s is Nick. Nick doesn't have much of an effect on the story, he just observes everything as it happens and makes silent judgements of those around him. The reader experiences the story through his eyes and sees the world the way Nick perceives it.
In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author uses many differnt retorical devices to add a personal flare to his work. He uses diction, symbolism, and irony to adress many different themes. These themes include Materialism, The American Dream, and includes a sharp and biting ridicule on American society in the 1920’s. The main point of Fitzgerald, arguement is one where he sharply criticizes the Society of the time.
“The American Nightmare” Musician Bruce Springsteen once said, “I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream”. This fine line of difference between the two seem to intertwine together as characters of the 1920’s novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald figure out that the foundation of the dream is built on deceit and disfigured by reality. The author teaches the reader that to dream, you must be smart and not fall to the darkness of human wants. Through the eyes of Nick Carraway we are able to view the story as an onlooker.
Question 1 Explain why Nick thinks Gatsby is “great”. Through the duration of The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway is the unreliable, and at times judgemental narrator. He characterizes the people surrounding him with quick judgements and fragments of details that he knows about their lives, with very little context as to how he learned this, or what the significance is. He speaks a biased truth through his own eyes, and leaves little room for counterargument. This often leaves the reader wonder what the truth about certain encounters really is, and whether or not Nick was actually being truthful.