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Nick versus GatsbyMainframe computers analyze information and present it so that the observer is able to make accurate observations In The Great Gatsby written by F Scott Fitzgerald the narrator Nick Carraway tells a story in which Jay Gatsby tries to attain happiness through wealth Even though the novel is titled after Gatsby Nick just as a mainframe computer analyzes the actions of others and presents the story so that the reader can comprehend the theme Throughout the novel Nick is the vehicle used to gather all of the pieces together to learn about Gatsby Nick is a one of a kind in the novel He also is the only character that changes in the novel from the beginning to the end Nick is the literary device that is employed to learn about Gatsby which ultimately tells the theme of the story Throughout the novel flashbacks are inserted courtesy of Nick to reveal piece by piece about the mysterious Gatsby Nick patches the pieces of the puzzle together regarding Gatsbys past and lack of a future Nick is like the box of a puzzle the puzzle is impossible to put together without it Without Nick the readers opinion of Gatsby would be drastically different The readers opinion would be swayed by the idea that Gatsby becomes rich via bootlegging alcohol and counterfeiting bonds Nick persuades the observer that Gatsby is worth the whole damn bunch rich class put together162 Even though Gatsby aspires to be part of the upper echelon he fortunately is different from them Nick also analyzes Gatsbys behavior in order to provide the reader with details and a summary of the great man At the end of the novel Nick comments on Gatsbys life by stating that Gatsby had come a long way to this blue lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it He did not know that it
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