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Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues and this is mine I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known Chapter 3 The novel The Great Gatsby was written by F Scott Fitzgerald Nick Carraway has a special place in this novel and its not only because he is the narrator He is not just one character among several it is through his eyes and ears that we form our understanding of the other characters If we were unable to have faith in his judgment then our views of the rest of the characters would be unstable and doubtful Nick goes to some length to establish his credibility indeed his moral integrity in telling the story about a great man named Gatsby By gaining our trust of his morality throughout the novel Nick has shown a clear and unbiased understanding of the characters Trying to gain our trust in his judgment he starts off with a reflection on his own upbringing quoting his fathers words about how he has advantages which most likely are his spiritual andor moral advantages It seems as if Nick wants to show that his upbringing gives him the moral fiber with which to withstand and pass judgment on the amoral world of the wealthy such as the people and society he had observed the in summer in New York He says that as a consequence of such an upbringing he is inclined to reserve all judgments about other people but then goes on to say that such tolerance has a limit From this we first learn to trust Nick to give us an even-handed insight to the story and its characters But he neither reserves all judgments nor does his tolerance reach its limit He does say that I am one of the few honest people that I have ever knownChapter 3 however we see him lie on several
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