Characters in Gatsby

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THE GREAT GATSBY CHARACTERS: NICK CARRAWAY Nick Carraway is the narrator of The Great Gatsby; he is also a character in the novel. When you think about him, you have to think about what Fitzgerald is using him for. You also have to look at him as a person. Nick, is first of all, Fitzgerald's means of making his story more realistic. Because Nick is experiencing events and telling us about them in his own …

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…two worldly people of the time. If you want to explore the Nick-Jordan relationship and the possible reasons why Nick becomes involved with her and then brea ks the relationship off, you'll need to look particularly at three passages: Nick's comments toward the end of Chapter III; the phone call between Nick and Jordan in Chapter VIII; and their final conversation in Chapter IX. We'll take a close look at thes e passages later on.