Summary Of The Great Gatsby's Carraways

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The Carraways are a wealthy, upper-class family in the mid-west. The Carraways are a family whose members like to follow in each other's footsteps. Nick Carraway, like his father 25 years before, graduated from New Haven in 1915. Following his graduation, Nick participated in World War I, much like his great-uncle did in the American Civil War. Nick’s father also established morals in Nick that parallel his, to never judge a person based off of first impressions because you don’t know what that person has been through. Nick began to break away from his family traditions with World War I. Following his graduation, Nick participated in World War I, unlike his great-uncle as he sent a substitute to the American Civil War. With a hesitant, but supportive family, Nick sought to move east to New York and try his hand in the
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