The Great Gatsby Narrator Questions…

How does Fitzgerald paint Nick as a narrator? What quality (or qualities) is he given? 

Fitzgerald makes Nick seem like a very structured and a sensible man. Everything that Nick says has meaning to it and a purpose, therefore Nick is a very meaningful character in this novel. Fitzgerald also makes him seem very aware, this is because Nick is aware of everything that is going around him and he can see that Gatsby and his life is an illusion. Nick is very unlike the other characters because he is represented as being a non judgemental person unlike others like Daisy and Tom (etc), and he does not live in this materialistic world of money and status.Nick learns these great qualities from his dad, and a quote that represents this idea is: “Whenever you feel like criticising any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” This quote represent Nick very well because this a quote that he ives by throughout the novel. 

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