Nick Carraway


Smart, kind, tolerant, midwesterner,

Cousin of Daisy,

Lover of honesty, listening, and Jordan Baker,

Who feels that he is one of the few honest people he has ever known, the need to tell the tale of the Gatsby, and that he is nothing compared to Gatsby,

Who needs to be open-minded, to reserve judgement, and tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,

Who gives bonds in exchange for money, off an aura of honesty, Gatsby great advice,

Who fears Gatsby before meeting him, being poor, and letting Gatsby down as a friend,

Who would like to see more of Jordan, Gatsby and Daisy to be happy, everything to work out for everyone,

Resident of West Egg, Long Island, New York, USA,


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Nick is Gatsby's wingman. Throughout the entirety of the book, Gatsby wants Nick to help him get Daisy back. Nick is a very good wingman to Gatsby. He doesn't say anything to Tom about their affair. Nick goes along with everything that Gatsby asks him to do. Nick offers Gatsby several helpful piece of advice throughout the novel. Nick Carraway is the ideal wingman.
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Pulled in Every Direction

In the novel, Nick is being asked a lot of different things of a lot of different characters. He also has to deal with the burdens of his job and also the moral burden of supporting an affair. Gatsby begs and pleads Nick to help him get Daisy back and Nick's relationship with Tom probably made him feel guilty for allowing Gatsby and Daisy to do the things that they did. Nick is very honest the whole book, but his actions are a bit suspect.


"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." -Nick Carraway

This quote comes from the very first page of the book and it says a lot about Nick's character and the way that he was brought up. He is saying that he will not judge anyone because he doesn't know the struggles that they have been through. Nick is the most honest character and doesn't like glitz, glamour, or flash, which is why you would think that he wouldn't like Gatsby, but he does. This quote speaks volumes about Nick's humility throughout the story.