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How can one describe the narrator's home in "The Great Gatsby?"

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cfearon | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 4, 2009 at 5:53 AM via web

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How can one describe the narrator's home in "The Great Gatsby?"

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podunc | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted January 4, 2009 at 8:27 AM (Answer #1)

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Nick describes his home in Chapter 1 of the novel. It is a small home on the island of West Egg, "squeezed between" two opulent mansions, one of them Gatsby's. Nick's cottage is an "eye-sore" that has been "overlooked" and co-exists peacefully with the homes of millionaires. In the same way, Nick comes from modest means, but is surrounded by the very rich, including the Buchanans and Gatsby himself. Nick ironically remarks that he only pays $80 a month for "a view of the water, a partial view of [Gatsby's] lawn, and the consoling proximity of millionaires."

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Posted February 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM (Answer #2)

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describe the narrators house?

 

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joslin | Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 1, 2010 at 8:43 AM (Answer #3)

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describe the buchanas house?

 

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