In the story "The Great Gatsby" Nick has a favorable opinion of Jay Gatsby. In the first chapter of the book Nick states "When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction- Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn." The book gives many examples of Nick thinking of Gatsby as the "Great" such as Gatsby 's smile, what Gatsby was willing to do for Daisy, and what Gatsby did for himself. In the third chapter Nick had met Gatsby for the first time at one of the large parties thrown at Gatsby 's mansion. Nick hadn 't realized he had met Gatsby until Nick said something about not meeting the host of the party. Gatsby had then stated whom he was and then said "I thought you knew, old sport. I 'm afraid I 'm not a very good host.". Nick had then stated, "He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four …show more content…
Throughout the book Gatsby had been trying to reach a goal. This goal being to see his past lover, Daisy. Gatsby had met Daisy five years prior to his meeting with Nick. Gatsby had to go and join the war leaving Daisy behind and her to marry Tom. Gatsby knew about the events going on in Daisy 's life and he strove so many limits just to try to reach her. When Gatsby met Nick he was finally able to reach Daisy. Gatsby had asked Nick to invite Daisy to tea and allow himself to join their event. Gatsby prepared the whole arrangement, from food to decorations. When Daisy arrived Gatsby was overwhelmed and embarrassed by their meeting. But soon the two became close once more chit chatting the world away. Gatsby had finally found his love and was trying so hard to keep what he believed
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He wants everything to be perfect as if the arrangement was not planned at all and just a coincidence. Gatsby is so fixated with Daisy to the point that he has all these great parties to hopefully see her one day. Not only this, but he made it his priority to find someone who is friends with Daisy so he drags them into his plan. Gatsby’s dedication to his tactics is unhealthy since he has not moved on and thinks that Daisy is his true love.
In the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is crazy due to his love obsession with Daisy. Throughout the book, Gatsby has been a mysterious rich guy that no one knows anything about besides rumors regarding him. No one knows why he lives there, why he is throwing all the parties, and how he makes all of his money. As Nick and Gatsby create a friendship Gatsby begins to trust Nick and lays the truth on him. As a result, Gatsby admits his love for Daisy.
In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is crazy because of his love obsession with Daisy. Throughout the book, Gatsby has been a mysterious rich guy whom no one knows anything about besides rumors regarding him. No one knows why he lives there, why he throws all the parties, and how he makes all of his money. As Nick and Gatsby create a friendship, Gatsby begins to trust Nick and lays the truth on him. As a result, Gatsby admits his love for Daisy.
Although Gatsby has already gotten what he had longed for all those years he is still not satisfied, this is when he begins to manipulate Daisy. As Nick says himself "he wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘I never loved you’.” (Fitzgerald.105) After the heated argument
The Great Gatsby Have you ever wondered why Gatsby decided to come back and find Daisy? In the book, The Great Gatsby, written by Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby pursues to find his ex-lover Daisy by buying a house and throwing massive parties across the bay hoping she would wander into his party sometime. Gatsby has a true love for Daisy and he is very eager to find her so he uses Nick as a way to reel her into his hands. The main character Nick is seen throughout the novel as a bystander and Gatsby’s new good friend.
Despite the stories that went around about Gatsby, Nick looked past them to learn who he truly was. “He smiled understandingly… it was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced… the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself… I'd got a strong impression that he was picking his words with care” (Fitzgerald, 49).
Gatsby was becoming desperate to make Nick happy so he’d agree to the plan of inviting Daisy over for tea. Gatsby was setting himself up for failure by becoming so desperate to see Daisy again. Also, Gatsby is bribing Nick into becoming his friend rather than really developing a relationship with Nick. For example, Gatsby offers to have someone cut Nick 's grass and offers Nick to join him in some business he does on the side. Gatsby was over reacting to inviting Daisy over.
Everyone passes judgement it's a natural human behavior. At the beginning of the great gatsby, Nick's father gives him some advice, “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you have had.” Nick has learned to live by this advice ever since. This advice is both a blessing and a curse. Since he doesn't pass judgement on people it makes him easy to talk to, but this changes due to certain instances where he realizes the character’s lack of morals and recklessness.
This lead to him thinking everything was perfect and heading off to war, leaving Daisy behind. When he returned, he still had the same dream that he had once accomplished, but it had become unrealistic because Daisy was married. Gatsby’s dream began to cloud his reality and he didn’t give up on it. Despite it being unreachable, Gatsby’s dream continued to be very important to him, as he felt “that if he had searched harder, he might have found her” (152-153). He didn’t know how to win Daisy over, but that didn’t stop him from trying and searching.
Want to be seen as successful, important, worthy, on the same level as Gatsby. Quote:”The Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we're descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather's brother, who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War, and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on to-day.” (Fitzgerald, 3) Nick thinks that he is important, and worthy of the praise that people like Gatsby and Tom get.
Gatsby had known Daisy for a long period of time. Gatsby realized when he first met Daisy that she was the love of his life. Though they were separated for a lengthy interim, Gatsby had devoted his entire life to gaining the love of Daisy. In fact, his mind was "full of the idea so long, dreamed it right through to the end, waited with his teeth set, so to speak, at an inconceivable pitch of intensity” (Fitzgerald 88). Gatsby's only goal in life was to achieve Daisy's love; therefore, he was filled with excitement when his chance came to prove his love to Daisy.
As much as Gatsby is seen as a romantic he could also be seen as though he is stuck in his own fantasy. Gatsby is so hung up on this old idea he has of Daisy from five years ago, that he can't see that she has moved on. “Can't repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!”.
He likes to be secluded and rarely has any friends. When He Talked To Gatsby, gatsby invites nick to his party. Now nick is Gatsby’s neighbor which Gatsby invited nick over politeness. Nick started to brag about being invited by gatsby face to face, he took so much pride into that invite as said in (pg.). No matter who it was, Nick brought up being invited no matter the topic.
Gatsby’s “Greatness” Greatness is showed by the choices we make in life. From how we see the circumstances and how we react to them. Gatsby is not as great of a man as Nick claims that he is. Gatsby makes foolish, childish and delusional decisions and not at all great.
In “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick is very arrogant and he lies and this proves that he, Nick Carraway is a very judgemental person toward mostly everyone he encounters in this novel. The main character, Nick is very arrogant about his good trait of being such an honest person and he is most certainly a judgemental person. In the third chapter Nick is explaining himself and how he views himself compared to others in West Egg . He just keeps saying he is just such a honest person in society.