The Great Gatsby Conflict Analysis

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Sometimes we as human beings assume we know everything about one another. However, this can lead to a lot of problems when conflict arises. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, three of the main characters Nick, Gatsby and Daisy experience the problems when one makes assumptions. Fitzgerald very clearly portrays the issues when someone thinks they know the ins and outs of someone else 's life throughout the book. The first example of this is Nick. In the beginning of the book, he says, “In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.” (1) He then tells us the quote, which is, “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven 't had the advantages that you’ve had.” (1) This quote is a foreshadow of the problems to come. We know Nick throughout the entire book as someone who does not make judgements and who awkwardly waltzes through everyone 's conflicts. This ends up being a good and bad thing for him. The second quote I picked for Nick was also in the beginning of the book. The quote is “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgements, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores…” (1) This quote outlines how Nick is aware that being non-judgemental can be a bad thing for him, and not assuming things about people sometimes causes issues in his life, which leads me on
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