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  • Nick's First Actual Encounter With Tom
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    Nick Carraway, the narrator of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, assigns certain types of images and descriptive words to Tom, Daisy and Jordan and continues to elaborate on these illustration throughout the first chapter. Nick uses contrasting approaches to arrive at these character sketches; Tom is described by his physical attributes, Daisy through her mannerisms and speech, and Jordan is a character primarily defined by the gossip of her fellow personages. Each approach, however, ends ...
  • Differing Characteristics Of Nick And Tom
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    NICK vs. TOM There are numerous types of people in this world. Apart from physical features, it is the characteristics of a person that makes him / her unique. Nick Carraway the narrator of The Great Gatsby has characteristics, which are the total opposite of those of Tom Buchanan, his cousin-in-law. In the novel, the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, uses the comparison between two cousins to show how their differing characteristic reflects the themes of morality and reality versus illusion. One of ...
  • Nick's Reflection Of His Pride
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    Pride in the Great Gatsby Adam Bussey English A, Period 3 5/26/99 Adam Bussey Mrs. Forchion English A, Period 3 26 May 1999 Outline Thesis: F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Nick Carraway in the Great Gatsby to analyze pride and its effects in a man's life. I. Nick tells the reader about his background and family history. II. Nick Carraway's interactions between the many characters in the novel show a reflection of pride. A. Interactions between Tom and Nick show examples of pride. B. Interactions betwee...
  • Nick's And Tom's Faithfulness
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    The Great Gatsby There are many different types of people in this world. Apart from physical features, it is the characteristics of a person that makes him / her original. Nick Carraway the narrator of The Great Gatsby, has qualities which are the complete opposite of those of Tom Buchanan, his cousin-in-law. In the novel, the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, uses the comparison between two cousins to show how their differing characteristics reflects the themes of morality and reality versus illusio...
  • Daisy And Gatsby's Relationship Nick
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    In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carroway proceeds through two stages of development as the novel unfolds. Beginning with tolerance of the other characters' actions; ending with full moral responsibility dealing with their conflicts, Nick Carroway found that immoral decisions lead to harmful situations. In the beginning, Nick Carroway was very tolerant of the numerous affairs happening within his circle of friends and acquaintances. Shortly after Nick was first introduc...
  • Similarities Between Nick Carraway And Richard Wright
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    Ben Carr Contrast and Compare Black Boy and the Great Gatsby The difference between the white Anglo Saxon, freewheeling, Charleston-dancing life of the affluent Northerners is so sharp a contrast between the fear, exploitation and general hopelessness of southern African Americans you should keep it away from small children. An example: In Black Boy almost every other paragraph is marred by a slap in the face towards someone less than 20 years of age. In Gatsby every other paragraph seems to con...
  • Destroying Effect Of Wealth
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    "The Great Gatsby" Whenever you fell like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had all the advantages that you " ve had". These words by Nick Carraway's dad should be taken into consideration when looking at one of the themes of the first chapter: the destroying effects of wealth. This theme will focus on Daisy and Tom Bucchanon. Some examples of this theme are Tom's mistress, his overall attitude of people, and Tom's and Daisy's overall feeling of each oth...
  • Nick A Coward And Carelessness Person
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    A Moral Growth Throughout his life, Nick Carraway, one of the main characters of The Great Gast by written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, always remembers his father's words about criticize: ? just remember that all the people in this world haven? t had the advantages that you? ve had? (p. 5). Nick always tried to follow this advice by tolerating people's actions. Moreover as the story continues, he experiences a moral growth by making constructive judgements, that instead of hurting people, helps him ...

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