Nick Carraway is the narrator of the novel called the “The Great Gatsby”. He is a young man that came from Minnesota and was educated at Yale and fought in World War I. He moves to New York to work and learn the bond business. His father taught him to be an honest, and trustworthy person growing him up. He was also told by his father to reserve judgment of people. After moving to West Egg, Nick finds himself meeting people and finding himself a best friend and next-door neighbor Jay Gatsby. West Egg is a very wealthy neighborhood with many mansions. Jay Gatsby lives in a large mansion, and is a young rich man. Jay Gatsby fell in love with Nick’s cousin Daisy Buchanan.
Throughout the novel “The Great Gatsby”, the story is shown through Nick’s views. His look and thoughts bring the story together. Nick shows a special relationship throughout the text between Daisy and Gatsby. He relates to Gatsby with the experiences they had in the summer of 1920. By having the relationship also has a defect on the reliability of the narration and views upon the characters in the novel. Nick shows his views about Jay and therefore it may have a twist in the story since it is a one sided view on the character. Many critics claim that Nick Carraway is an unreliable narrator. I agree because of the way he portrays Daisy and Gatsby, Therefore it makes him miss important aspects of the story. Throughout the story, the reader is listening to the narrator’s views on the story; in this case, it’s Nick’s. Nick happens to have many personal connections with the character throughout the novel; therefore he believes he is giving us a view of only one side of the story. The reader gets the objective view. Nick gives bias views on each individual character throughout the novel as well and that also makes us not only see one side of each character. Nick tries to make the audience believe he is an honest person in the story.
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Cited: Fitzgerald, F.Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st ed. New York, NY: Scribner, 1925. Print. Lockridge, Ernest. "AN OPTICAL ILLUSION CALLED THE GREAT GATSBY." Emeritus Professor of English, The Ohio State University Editor, Twentieth-Century Interpretations of The Great Gatsby. n. page. Print.