What Is Nick's Opinion Of The Great Gatsby

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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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