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Theme Of Biases In The Great Gatsby

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Nick has several biases which are obvious throughout the novel. His first bias is a general bias in favor of millionaires. Nick discloses that he is comfortable around millionaires: “the consoling proximity of millionaires” (5).This is important because it shows that he is comfortable and wants to be around millionaires’ more than poor people. Since he likes millionaires, more than poor people that causes him to have a bias toward them. With this bias, his description of wealthy characters is obscured which causes Nick to be less critical of them. For example, Jay Gatsby is a millionaire who earns his living by smuggling alcohol. This is a dishonest living but Nick overlooks it because he is a millionaire and he does not criticize millionaires.
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