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The Great Gatsby is a story of Nick Carraways growing up and development of moral responsibility Unlike Nick Gatsby does not mature F Scott Fitzgerald illuminates these two characters and their changes throughout the course of the novelNick Carraway is a character that develops a sense of moral responsibility throughout the novel He is a tolerant understanding and sympathetic man with high moral values such as being honest and reserving all judgment I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known 64 In the novel Nick undergoes a change during his time in the East He brings his simple values from the Midwest loses them and then regains them in a learning experience that shapes his perception of the world He moves to the East enchanted by the glamorous life of Gatsby Jordan Daisy and Tom He becomes easily wrapped up in the whirlwind of love affairs and corruption By the end of the novel he grows disgusted with them all except Gatsby He comes to the conclusion that Daisy is just as shallow as Tom When she is finished toying with Gatsbys life she leaves her affair with Gatsby and just forgets about him Tom is one of the few that understands Gatsby and becomes united with him Nick judges him as great Youre worth the whole damn bunch put together 162 After breaking up with the selfish Jordan Baker he decides to leave what he considers to be the shallow and materialistic East and move back to the more honest Midwest Nicks decision to move back home signifies that he learned his moral lessonGatsby does not develop in the course of the novel because his whole life has been devoted to the fulfillment of a romantic dream that he created at an early age Jay Gatsby chases his dreams and will stop at nothing until the goal is reached He is a forceful figure that will charge though any
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