English 9 Honors
5 September 2013
Integrity is “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness” (Google Definitions). The first person that comes to mind when I hear the word integrity is Nick Carraway from the movie and the novel “the Great Gatsby”. Nick Carraway is Gatsby’s Lovers brother and Gatsby’s best friend, he is also the narrator.
Nick shows honesty, moral principles, and moral uprightness throughout the entire book. Nick Carraway as a narrator is honest and reliable because he explains all the judgments from characters in general and is unbiased in doing so, he presents original plots or conversations does not scrutinize them and leaves them to the readers to decide, and these good qualities of Nick can be described by comparing others corruption in the book, such as Tom Buchanan, Gatsby’s lover’s wife. Nick accepted the good parenting in his younger age, which helps him to be a decent person afterwards. It can be proved in the book where Nick's father told him: "Whenever you feel like criticizing someone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had all of the advantages you've had."( Fitzgerald,1) this advice, which he has been turning over in his head ever since tells us that he is honest for the fact thathe does not judge people without getting to know them first.
Nick has high morality and decency while others do not. For example, "I was one of few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited–they went there." (F. Scott Fitzgerald, 43) Majority went there without an invitation. It shows those people have low morality and are dishonest. In the book Gatsby asks nick to go and tell daisy to meet him for lunch after he tells the story of him and daisy and what occurred with their relationship. He agrees to this gesture because he feels that tom Buchanan is an...
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