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The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway -the quiet reflective Midwesterner who adrift in the lurid East a young man from Minnesota travels to New York in 1922 to learn the bond business- is the owner if the eyes through which we see the other characters and the situations in which they live in However he becomes more of a character than just a narrative selection He is the only character in the novel to exhibit a sense of morals and utter decency Fitzgerald uses Nick to show us the personality of Gatsby the one who romanticize through a rose-tinted glass waiting on his ideal woman Daisy Since we know that there is some form of ambiguity about Gatsby which creates his other side We tend to wonder how he built his financial status His story about his background doesnt quite add up to anything substantial He possesses an element that is unable to grasp At the beginning of Chapter three Nick runs into Jordan Baker whose friend Lucille speculates that Gatsby was a German spy during the war Nick also hears that Gatsby is a graduate of Oxford and that he once killed a man in cold blood These are a few rumors that set the tone of his personality The anonymous phone calls he accepts from out of state tells he has another side to him suspected a bootlegger Fitzgerald presented Nick as the guy next door who becomes involved by the intrigues of Gatsby He enables himself to observe and assist the resurgent love affair between Daisy and Gatsby he gets involved in the wild extravagant parties and meets a vital part of Gatsbys secret lifestyles Meyer Wolfsheim Nick disapproves of Gatsbys excessive breeches of manner and ethics but admires his romantic hope of pursuing his ideal life with Daisy Nick functions as a personal memoir for his experiences with Gatsby He was well chosen as he tells us in Chapter one
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