What Is The Effects Of Isolation In The Great Gatsby

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The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story about a man named Nick Carraway and his experiences from traveling from the midwest to New York to seek work in the bond business and to visit his cousin Daisy. But Nick doesn 't come home as the person he left as, because without him knowing it, Nicks life would forever be changed by the events that unfold on this trip. While on his trip, Nick got exposed to an array of things that the midwest didn’t have to offer, like frequent drinking and partying, experienced some unique new friendships, and sheer sadness before returning home. One of the better things Nick was exposed to while in New York was the rich, party lifestyle that many people lived in New York. Before coming to New York, some would have call Nick “square” because he wasn’t versed in the edicate of parting and drinking. In fact he had only drank alcohol one time before coming to New York. “ I have been drunk just twice in my life, and the second time was that afternoon; so everything that happened has a dim, hazy cast over it.” (p. 29) It becomes clear early on in the novel that Nick hasn’t had much excitement in his life; so for all of his new friends to be well accustomed to this almost takes him by surprise, especially the fact that any alcohol was illegal in this time period. Nick had met many new people on his adventure across the country; his new friends where the ones that influenced Nick the most, but primarily Tom and Gatsby. Tom was
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