Nick - Detached or Dishonest?
The Great Gatsby is a difficult book to interpret, particularly because of the style in which it is written. Not only must the reader differentiate between the separate views of Nick as the narrator and Nick as the character, but he or she must also take into consideration at what time period, relative to this story, are these views being expressed. After all, Nick the narrator is presently evaluating the
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many readers to him. With the help of the narrator to know his thoughts, readers can now relate to Nick's actions, for they have seen similarities occurring in every day life. They begin to feel the words describing Nick's emotions, not just read them. For these reasons, F. Scott Fitzgerald's style of writing enabled his character to jump out of the book and into real life. Readers can relate to the "dishonest" character of Nick.