Why Is Nick Important In The Great Gatsby

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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. Therefore, he surrounds himself with important people and tries to fit in with these people. Though when in reality he is a very awkward person. In the book, when Nick first goes to Gatsby’s party, he just shifts from one group…show more content…
Right away he starts explaining how he is an honest, good man. At the end of chapter three he goes out and says that he is one of the few honest people he knows, as it says in the quote. He sees himself as this noble, honest man that is basically going between different groups of people who lie and cheat but still comes out clean. He goes with Tom to New York and hangs out with Tom and his mistress, but when he is later talking to Daisy, he doesn’t give anything away because Tom trusts him not to. This isn’t the first or last time that people entrust Nick with valuable secrets. Gatsby and Daisy do when they use him as a way to meet each other, then they trust him to keep the secret of their meetings, even taking him with on some. Though he thinks this, we as a reader can see through that when he does things like keep the secret of the two affairs, and in the movie when he lies to Tom when he asks where Daisy is at the party. In the picture Nick is sitting on the far left, representing how he is the only trustworthy person while the rest of the world sits on the far right, to signify a world of liars and
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