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The great gatsby 4

The Great Gatsby

In today society, many people like to follow the current.

They want to catch the wave. Which mean, it does not matter

if things were good or bad, right or wrong, they just follow and

do them without any thinking. Therefore, there are not too many

people would like to be a normal, thoughtful nor neutral person.

However, in the novel, The Great Gatsby, by Scott Fitzgerald, one

of the character name is Nike Carroway, he was the good and

neutral narrator. It was because, in the novel, he analyzed all of

the things with regard to accuracy of observation.

In The Great Gatsby, when Mr.Gatsby told Vick he wanted

to return the past over again with his lover- Daisy, Nike Carroway

warned him to give it up, because it was impossible.

Unfortunately, Mr.Gatsby was not believe it. So at the end, Mr.

Gatsby's dream still had not came true because Daisy did not

break up with Tom and go with him. It can be seen in the last

chapter on the novel, when Gatsby was murder, Daisy went to

somewhere else with her husband, and did not go to Gatsby's


Nike heard it, but when Nike had a chance to have a lunch

with Gatsby, he told Nike, he was an Oxford man and show him

that fought in World War One. Then Nike knew Gatsby was not

a German Spy nor a murderer.

It is so clear that Nike was a trustful man, so, by his

injustice information, and his truthful and accurate observation, the

reader were sure that he is standing on neutral position, and

the person who does not follow other people. By his Fantastic

personality - does not believe everything nor what most other

people said easily, it shows that Nike can standing on neutral

position truly because of his knowledge and clever.

In the novel, Nike was also a neutral narrator too because

he is the narrator who described everything clearly and accurately.

He was trustful because he described everything without any personal

point of view; By the way, throughout the whole story, he didn't

defenses for any characters nor put any of his self-feeling in it.

That's why he is a character who strived for neutrality.

Furthermore, at the end of the novel, when Daisy drove

Gatsby's car and killed Mrs. Wilson in a car accident, Nike's first

though Gatsby killed Mrs. Wilson. But after Gatsby told him all of

the things at that moment, then Nike was thinking and discuss

between Gatsby and Tom's speaking, and make his own conclusion.

Therefore, Nike was a thoughtful man and his is not afraid to

face anything around him. By these facts, he had a clear mind

and reliable in his observations, so it can make people believe Nike

Carroways was a neutral and clear mind narrator of this novel,

because this can be seen in Nike's personality.

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