Nick Carraway Love In The Great Gatsby

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Many urban areas around the United States saw the rise of the first gay clubs in the mid 1920s. It was the first time in which the idea of non-heterosexual feeling were beginning to be accepted by a reasonable portion of the American populous. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was set in an urban environment in 1920s. It follows the main character, Nick Carraway and the experiences he had with a man named Gatsby. There is a mountain of evidence throughout this book that supports the idea that Nick does not just like Gatsby, but in fact is in love with him. Yet, the book’s plot follows the story of Daisy and how Gatsby is chasing her, and ignoring Nicks evident affection towards the man. Nick Carraway is shown to be queer and in love…show more content…
His family seems concerned by what ever it may be, so much so that he leaves them for the military and upon returning, settles in to New York not going back to live near his family. This something that would cause familial problems in a prominent family in 1922 would have to be his sexuality, perhaps? Upon reading this book, one can notice that the narrator, Nick, is an especially flowery writer, and he’s unnaturally observant. And everything that he says he saw, or notices is on purpose, and is there for some reason. It can also be concluded that Nick can’t stand the obscenely wealthy. The reader sees him ponder why he feels drawn to Gatsby despite him being very well off and standing for every thing Nick typically tries to…show more content…
It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you might come across four or five times in your life. […] It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.” (Fitzgerald 343) Gatsby may just be so magical that everyone talks about him like this. Or one can consider the large context of the book. Great Gatsby is about romanticism, about how building someone up to impossible, dreamlike standards can only end poorly. When Nick first meets Gatsby, he is instantly swept away, and spends the rest of the novel discussing this man’s triumphs and secrets. It’s obvious that Gatsby romanticizes Daisy, but Nick is constantly romanticizing Gatsby. One could read The Great Gatsby as a rationalization of misplaced

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