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In his novel The Great Gatsby author F Scott Fitzgerald had the main character Nick Carroway stand out as being overall a decent person Nick stands out especially when being compared to the other characters in the story It is Nicks honesty with himself and toward others his morality and his unbiased slow to judge qualities that make him the novels best character The chain of events that occur in the story begin with Nick meeting Jordan Baker at Gatsbys party It was this meeting that causes Nick to mention the topic of honesty Nick learns about Jordans cheating in a golf tournament and he realizes how dishonest Jordan really is She was incredibly dishonest Page 58 Nick said adding Dishonesty in a woman is a thing that you can never blame deeply Page 59 Jordan seemed to contrast her own dishonesty with Nicks honesty On the night of the party Jordan leads Nick to say Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues and this is mine I am one of the few honest people I have ever known Page 60 He supports his words with his actions as a narrator as well as his role as a character in the story As the narrator he was honest with himself one example being Nick admitting to himself that Jordan was not only dishonest but selfish and cynical as well but he loved her regardlessly As the novels main character he was the only one that did not feel the need to mislead other people All of the other characters would use an impressive unreal facade in order to attract people and make a good first impression For example Daisy acted completely different around company from when she was with Tom However this happened while Nick would always let his honest true character show through the entire time Nick also seemed to be The Great Gatsbys only uncorrupted unmaterialistic character Every
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