The Great Gatsby: Nick - a Good and Neutral Narrator

Topics: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thought Pages: 3 (825 words) Published: October 8, 1999
The Great Gatsby: Nick - A Good and Neutral Narrator

In today society, many people like to follow the current. They want to catch the wave. Which mean, it does not matter if things were good or bad, right or wrong, they just follow and do them without any thinking. Therefore, there are not too many people would like to be a normal, thoughtful nor neutral person. However, in the novel, The Great Gatsby, by Scott Fitzgerald, one of the character name is Nick Carroway, he was the good and neutral narrator. It was because, in the novel, he analyzed all of the things with regard to accuracy of observation.

In The Great Gatsby, when Mr.Gatsby told Vick he wanted to return the past over again with his lover- Daisy, Nike Carroway warned him to give it up, because it was impossible. Unforturately, Mr.Gatsby was not believe it. So at the end, Mr.Gatsby's dream still had not came true because Daisy did not break up with Tom and go with him. It can be seen in the last chapter on the novel, when Gatsby was murder, Daisy went to somewhere else with her husband, and did not go to Gatsby's funeray.

I called up Daisy half and hour after we found him, called her instinctively and without hersitation. But she and Tom had gone away early that afternoon, and taken baggage with them.

Therefore, Nike Carroway's analysis was right by these clear observation.

However, Nike Carroway is a good narrator, he sees everything happen and does not trust everybody easily. So during the people discuss about something at a time, he does not believe it is true. After he proves it, he will accept the truth.

Moreover, when Nike went to Gatsby's party, there is a drunk lady telling everyone Gatsby killed a man before.

Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once.

Also, there is one more lady said that Gatsby was a German spy:

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