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The Great Gatsby written by F Scott Fitzgerald is narrated by its main character Nick Carraway Nick is an interesting choice for narrator but not a good one Nick is bad at reading other people and gives his personal judgement this prevents him from giving the reader the full view of the characters Nick is also biased to certain characters and is not self aware Nick carraway is an individual who often only sees half of the story when narrating Nick often when describing situations will see only half of whats really going on this makes the story incomplete and without certain details When Nicks walks in the house when Daisy and Gatsby are alone he says I went in-after making every possible noise in the kitchen short of pushing over the stove chapter 5 Nick making these noises prevents him from realizing whats truly going on There could be a whole different side of the story if Nick barges in the reader would not have to wonder what they did and the story would be complete with minimal questions asked by the reader Also Nick is poor and all of his acquaintances are tremendously wealthy Nick being poor may not experience or see fully into the lives of Daisy Gatsby or Tom because since social divides were so large in the 20s he may have not been able to come to certain places and view the full lives of these characters all because of his financial situationNick carraway as a narrator is extremely biased to himself and Jay gatsby and is also unreliable when explaining events Nick often uses his personal judgement and bias to describe characters and situation At one point in the story nick says Only Gatsby was exempt from my reaction chapter 1 Nick is saying that he cannot be impartial and his love for Gatsby makes it hard for him to judge him like the others When nick gets intoxicated
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