The Great Gatsby Essay | Nick in "The Great Gatsby": The Curse of Knowing

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Nick in "The Great Gatsby": The Curse of Knowing

Summary: In F. Scott Fizgerald's "The Great Gatsby," the character of Nick is important, because he can clearly see human nature and its foibles, unlike the other characters. Fitzgerald describes him as "... privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men."
The Curse of Knowing

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's complexly woven tale that is The Great Gatsby, many know little, and much angst comes of it. Nick was the exception. He was not caught up in the lies, and superfluous nature of New York in the 1920's, instead he merely tried to adapt, while retaining his lifelong traits. However, it was these traits, along with his bloodline, that made him, as he put it ."..privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men." (Page 5) I believe this line is highly significant throughout The Great Gatsby.

Nick's position in this tale as our narrator is near perfect because of his own honesty, and trust from others. There is not another character in this book that we see close to this stature. It's Nick and no one else who knows of every significant affair...

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