Narrrator, Honest, and Confidant!
I thought that binoculars were a great representation of Nick Carraway. He finds the boundaries of right and wrong and he stays focused on doing right, like a camera focus' on an object, Nick says, "I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life" (Fitzgerald 35). Nick is especially great at restraining himself from bad or insulting behavior, "With an effort I managed to restrain my incredulous laughter" (Fitzgerald 66). Another thing that Nick focus' on is he cares for others and wants everyone else to make the right decision, "It seemed to be the thing for Daisy to do was to rush out of the house, child in arms, but apparently there where no such intentions in her head" (Fitzgerald 20).
Color Representation: Transparency
Another color I feel represents Nick well is white, "I am one of the few honest people I know" (Fitzgerald 59). White is associated with honesty and Nick is a very honest, trustworthy man.
Nick had the idea that the East was a happy place and a good place to learn business, "I decided to go East and learn the bond business" (Fitzgerald 3). This idea was lost at the end of the book when Gatsby dies, "After Gatsby's death the East Egg was haunted for me" (Fitzgerald 176). The only close relationship Nick had with someone besides Gatsby was Jordan Baker, "I saw Jordan Baker and talked over and around what had happened to us together" (Fitzgerald 177). The one relationship we thought Nick would keep, he lost.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, and Matthew J. Brucolli. The Great Gatsby. New York, NY: Scribner, 1996. Print.