Great Gatsby Class Character Notes.pdf - Nick Carraway ● A...

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Nick CarrawayA clan/wholesale hardwareGraduate from New Haven in ‘15Came back from Great War, restlessTo the east (NY) permanently in ‘2229 years oldFather finances move for 1 yearGoing into bond businessRented small house between mansions/ lives in West Egg“life was beginning over again”Dinner with two “friends”/ hardly knew themPersonalityDoesn’t want to stay at party in apartmentHigh over the city (35)Morally repelled by the lack of moralsWorked most of the timeDinner at Yale Club- gloomiest part of the dayBegan to like NY, racy, adventurousNarrator of “past” storyCriticizing others- not advantages you’ve had“Reserve” judgement- a matter of infinite hopeVictim of bores- unsought/ feigned uninterestHas its limits: “wanted no more riotous excursions, privileged glimpses into the humanheart”Gatsby- exempt from limit/represented everything scorned/hope, romanticreadiness/something gorgeous about himCared no more of abortive sorrowsFelt haunting loneliness, felt it in others,felt sinking in his heart, hurrying toward gayety,excitementJordan-not in loveCardinal virtues- one of the few honest peopleDaisy:Nick’s second cousin once removedMarried to Tom BuchananHer and Tom spent a year in France because they had the money to (prior to move toNew York)
“Has a voice that the ear follows up and down” from Nick“Absurd, charming little laugh” from NickShe murmurs only that people will lean toward herWants attentionAsked Nick if they were missing her in ChicagoNick said all cars painted their right rear wheel as a mourning symbolHer face was sad and lovely with bright things in it- bright eyes, passionate mouth,

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Term
Fall
Professor
Frazer
Tags
Literature, English Literature, The Great Gatsby, Dress, Nick Carraway, Women wearing pants

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