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Julia Melamud Cornell Reading Project The Great Gatsby Essay #1 We see all the action of The Great Gatsby from the perspective of one character whose narration seems to be shaped by his own values and temperament. What is Nick Carraway like, what does he value, and how do his character and his values matter to our understanding of the action of the novel? The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald can be best described as the unfolding of events as viewed by the eyes of an important central figure, Nick Carraway. Nick cleverly remains a focal point of the action, while simultaneously staying sufficiently in the background. There is no one in a better position to tell this story than Nick himself. He is a cousin of Daisy Buchanan's, he was in the same senior society as Tom Buchanan at Yale, and he has rented a house right next to Jay Gatsby, during the hot summer of 1922. He knows all the characters well enough to be present at all of the crucial scenes in the novel. The information he doesn't have but needs in order to tell his story, he gets
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