The Great Gatsby - Nick's Attitude

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The Great Gatsby- Nick's Attitude Nick's attitude towards Gatsby may seem to be ambiguous because of varying tones he uses in his narration. But when one analyzes the speaker's implied tone through the use of specific and individual words, it is evident that Nick had a clear stance and view of Gatsby, both before and after his death. This paper will analyze words that Nick uses during his narration that express his attitude towards Jay …

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…Nick illustrates towards Jay Gatsby is that of sympathetic disapproval. He understands and condemns Gatsby's lifestyle, but on the other hand, he seems to understand his problem and holds a more optimistic view of tomorrow. Thus, Nick's distasteful attitudes towards Gatsby outweigh his supportive tone throughout the course of this passage, and although there is a hint of sympathy towards Jay, the connotation of the words used by Nick create simply pessimistic view of Gatsby.