What Is 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 honesty. Although characters in The Great Gatsby are quite sincere, they fall short in the possession of honesty. The Great Gatsby 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 whom 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 American Dream. In this novel, James Gatz’s goal, aka Jay Gatsby, is to become rich, make something of himself and marry Daisy in order to improve his social status. He does end up becoming very rich, but not without compromising his morals. Gatsby’s prosperous image has duped…show more content…
It all starts with Gatsby’s smile. Nick describes his smile as “...one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life…” (The Great Gatsby, 73). The smile immediately draws Nick in and that’s when he first begins to wear a set of rose colored glasses. “‘They're a rotten crowd,’” I shouted across the lawn. “‘You're worth the whole damn bunch put together.’” (The Great Gatsby, 154). This is one of the last things that Nick has ever said to Gatsby before he is eliminated by George Wilson. While Gatsby was in love with the image of Daisy and falling even deeper in love, Nick was falling for Gatsby in a sense. He stopped caring about his strong abhor with the wealthy East Egg crowd because Gatsby was West Egg and new money. He did not hold the general arrogance that those of Old Money did. At this point, Nick is devout to Gatsby and determined to protect his legacy. The once seemingly impartial narrator has now seen Gatsby in a brighter light than he has
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