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In the novel The Great Gatsby author F Scott Fitzgerald criticizes American society through the eyes of his narrator Nick Caraway as he watches the downfall and pathetic lives of what most believe to be achievers of the American Dream Nick changes profoundly over the course of the novel and his transformation is just as intriguing as Gatsbys dramatic story Nick Caraway portrayed as plain straight forward and honest ends up being the novels most interesting character He grew up in a family of prominent well to-do people in Chicago He went to Yale likes literature and considers himself one of those limited specialists known as a well-rounded man Now he has moved to the east to work in the bond business in New York City He is connected to wealthy and important people like his cousin daisy and tom but he isnt one of them One starts to see Nicks admiration of wealth and glamour when he describes his house as a small eyesore at a consoling proximity of the millionaires Nick seems to see himself as a good Midwestern boy with high standards for everyone he meets including himself and prides himself on maintaining his standards even in the corrupt fast-moving world of East coast high society He calls himself one of the few honest people that I have ever known He also says Im inclined to reserve all judgments Yet it seems that the entire book consists of him judging one person after the other Gatsby represents everything that makes Nick feel unaffected scorn Tom and Daisy are careless people and Jordan is incurably dishonest During the course of the novel Nick gradually gets sucked into the world hes observing both throughout his friendships with Tom Daisy and Gatsby and throughout his romantic relationship with Jordan The deeper hes drawn into these relationships the more careless and dishonest he becomes Jordan seems to be the only to realize this she confronts him
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