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Homosexuality in the Great Gatsby

Summary: This essay explores evidence in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby pointing toward character Nick Carraway's homosexuality. Concludes that narrator Nick Carraway is a closeted homosexual by Nick's description of and attraction to Jordan Baker, his evening with Mr. McKee, and his slight obsession with Gatsby.
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald discusses the hidden lives and secrets of each character. Throughout the book he suggest that narrator Nick Carraway is a closeted homosexual by Nick's description of and attraction to Jordan Baker, his evening with Mr. McKee, and his slight obsession with Gatsby.

In chapter one of The Great Gatsby, Nick is introduced to his cousin Daisy's friend, Jordan Baker. When Nick first sees Jordan he tells reader the he "enjoyed looking at her, she was a slender small breasted girl with an erect carriage." (15) Nick is apparently attracted to Jordan's boyish figure hinting that he my be attracted to boys in general. Fitzgerald further implies Nick's attraction to boys when he describes Jordan as a "young cadet", showing how Nick views Jordan. His entire description of Jordan has a masculine tone to it, yet he is still attracted...

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