The great gatsby

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The Great Gatsby

In today society, many people like to follow the current.

They want to catch the wave. Which mean, it does not matter

if things were good or bad, right or wrong, they just follow and

do them without any thinking. Therefore, there are not too many

people would like to be a normal, thoughtful nor neutral person.

However, in the novel, The Great Gatsby, by Scott Fitzgerald, one

of the character name is Nike Carroway, he was the good and

neutral narrator. It was because, in the novel, he analyzed all of

the things with regard to accuracy of observation.

In The Great Gatsby, when Mr.Gatsby told Vick he wanted

to return the past over again with his lover- Daisy, Nike Carroway

warned him to give it up, because it was impossible.

Unfortunately, Mr. Gatsby was not believe it. So at the end, Mr.

Gatsby's dream still had not came true because Daisy did not

break up with Tom and go with him. It can be seen in the last

chapter on the novel, when Gatsby was murder, Daisy went to

somewhere else with her husband, and did not go to Gatsby's


Nike heard it, but when Nike had a chance to have a lunch

with Gatsby, he told Nike, he was an Oxford man and show him

that fought in World War One. Then Nike knew Gatsby was not

a German Spy nor a murderer.

It is so clear that Nike was a trustful man, so, by his

injustice information, and his truthful and accurate observation, the

reader were sure that he is standing on neutral position, and

the person who does not follow other people. By his Fantastic

personality - does not believe everything nor what most other

people said...