Theme Of Honesty In The Great Gatsby

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If one is honest, they are to be free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere. The quality of being honest is called honesty. The Great Gatsby is full of sincere characters, not necessarily honest ones. It is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which depicts how American life was during the roaring twenties. The narrator of the novel is Nick Carraway, a former soldier who is now selling bonds in New York. This novel has become significant because it has given us a deeper outlook into human nature and what one will do to reach their goals. In this novel, James Gatz’s goal, aka Jay Gatsby, is to become rich and make something of himself. He does end up becoming very rich, but not without compromising his morals. Some people become too clouded by his wealthy image that they do not see him as anything but the embodiment of greatness. Nick Carraway as a narrator is unreliable, but as a friend, he is not honest to the other characters, even Gatsby who he idealises.
An unreliable narrator is a narrator who tells you a story that you cannot take for the stated value. In the case of The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway is an unreliable narrator. He is not insane, but lying and deluded. He cannot be a reliable narrator when he is not present in every part of the book, tells it out of order and lies to the readers about his own flaws. Nick is an alcoholic and a terrible partner himself as he cheats on Jordan Baker. He has an affair with a girl at his office and was writing to a girl back
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