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How the Reader Assess the Person of Jay Gatsby

Summary: F. Scott Fitzgerald makes a profound statement about "the American dream" through Gatsby's inability to reach a further, higher social status. Jay Gatsby is a man on the path of success and this path should lead him to the top of society, in other words, "the American dream."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, through the eyes of Nick Carraway, presents the persona of Jay Gatsby in the form of first person narration. However biased it may be, it opens a looking glass into who Jay Gatsby is as a person; Nick is entranced by the mystery that follows Gatsby and by the life that Gatsby has led. Despite his exuberant lifestyle, with Gatsby's frequent glamorous shindigs, Gatsby was a loner within society; with Nick being Gatsby's only apparent friend. It is Nick's way of illustrating the novel in a detailed manner, his down to earth nature, and his maturity, which keeps on growing throughout the novel, is what makes him a rather effective narrator, especially when it comes to viewing the persona of Jay Gatsby.

As the reader, we are only subjected with the information provided by Nick Carraway, as he...

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