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The Life of a Good Man Nick Caraway the narrator of The Great Gatsby introduces himself as a thoughtful and moral human being He recites the advice his father gave him earlier in his life Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in this world havent had the advantages youve had Fitgerald 1 This taught him not to be selfish even though he had material advantages over other people I think that Tom Daisy and Gatsby should have been taught this lesson earlier Now with all their wealth and everything you would think they would be happy but they are not Nick Caraway was a very thoughtful man In the following quote it show how others feel about Nick In his final actions from the time of Gatsbys death to his return to the Midwest-Nicks behavior reflects his practice of the values that the Public Philosophers believed gave a society its coherence and sustained community loyalty responsibility discipline and moral vision These are the very qualities absent elsewhere in the novels otherwise bleak social landscape The choice to create order underlies Nicks closing actions a desire in the words of William James to conquer every minute afresh by an act Nicks own explanation echoes Jamess I wanted to leave things in order and not just trust that obliging and indifferent sea to sweep my refuse away Fitzgerald 185Berman Take for instance Jay Gatsbys funeral Now before he died Jay Gatsby always thew extravagent parties and entertained people but the people did not even have the respect to go to the man funeral Nick Caraway even went to the trouble of contacting all the people for the funeral including his long friend MrWolfiem who said I cant do it- I cant get mixed up in itFitzgerald 115 Another thing about Nicks thoughtfulness was that he always was that he was always there to lend an ear when somebody needed
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