Nick Carraway

Character Description



Tolerant, open-minded, quiet, and a good-listener.

Family of a prominent Midwestern family.

Lover of living an average life, Jordan baker, and the well being of others

Who feels that people shouldn't be judged, Daisy deserves better, and Gatsby is misjudged.

Who needs a fresh start, to find out who Gatsby really is, and to mind his own business.

Who gives help to Gatsby, a distraction to Tom, and comfort to Daisy.

Who fears loneliness, failure, and false accusation.

Who would like to see his business succeed, Tom and Daisy separate, and the end of dishonesty.

Resident of the West Egg, Long Island, NY


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Symbol 1.)

I chose this picture because Nick doesn't want to involve himself with any one elses problems. He just wants to leave all the problems that don't involve him behind and focus more on his future. Though he still cares for Gatsby well being, he doesn't want to get insnared with it so that it hinders his success in the future.
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The reason for this picture is because Nick wants to succeed in what he does. This comes in to play especially in this book because he wants to see Gatsby and Daisy's relationship succeed. This also plays a role in his personal life because he wants to succeed in his own personal life with his bond selling career.


In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.” (pg 1)

This quote is the reason why quote is so important is because this is what helps Nick with decisions on how to treat people. This is going back to the "treat others the way want to be treated" law that we all learned in grade school. It saying that don't judge others because they don't share the same experiences that you have. He doesn't question anyones motives, he doesn't question their past, he just keeps his mouth shut.