What Is Nick's Attitude In The Great Gatsby

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“I am inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.” (Carraway) is a quote from a character in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story takes place during the roaring 20’s when alcohol was ban and the economy was booming. Nick Carraway, whose point of view the story is told from, moves to New York to work as a bonds trader. He reunited with his cousin along with becoming friends with his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Nick is brought into Gatsby’s plan to fix his relationship with the love of his life Daisy Buchanan, who is Nick’s cousin and his former lover. Gatsby and Daisy begin to have an affair while Daisy’s husband Tom is having an affair with a young woman named Myrtle. On Daisy 's drive home one night she hits and kills Myrtle not knowing that her husband, Tom, was having an affair…show more content…
Nick becomes attracted to her attitude and confidence, along with becoming physically attracted to her. Even though it is known throughout the story Nick is avoiding relationships, he eventually begins dating Jordan becoming happy about dating someone in a higher social class than him. Their relationship does not last long considering Nick eventually realizes that Jordan’s casual attitude is the reason he dislikes wealthy people. He realizes this during a drive one day, she was driving and was being careless around the other drivers. ““They’ll keep out of my way,” she insisted. “It takes two to make an accident”” (Fitzgerald, 162), this quote is an example of her careless attitude in life because of her wealth. She did not have to worry about anything because she had money and she believed that it could fix everything. Nick was attracted to her careless attitude that was created because of her wealthy which he finds to be disgusting in a person. For this reason he believed she was beneath him in the social class and he began to dislike
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