First, Second, and Third Person: How to Recognize and Use Narrative Voice | Scribendi
Scott Fitzgerald presents a specific portrait of American society during the roaring twenties and tells the story of a man who rises from the gutter to great riches. This man, Jay Gatsby, does not realize that his new wealth cannot give him the privileges of class and status. Nick Carraway who is from a prominent mid-western family tells the story. Nick presents himself as a reliable narrator, when actually several.
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Book: The Great Gatsby. Topics: Narrator. Nick Carraway, from the book The Great Gatsby, is a reliable narrator for the story because he uses lots of detail when he describes events or situations, he is able to give an exact date, time, and place, and not only does he give his side of the story, he can relay stories that other people tell him accurately.
As a narrator, these traits are crucial for an accurate account of the story, partially due to the fact that several characters throughout the novel contain faults that subject them to bias. Adding to his countless collection of exterior judgments, Nick characterizes Mr. For example, Mrs.