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Who is the narrator of The Great Gatsby?  

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stanuel | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 22, 2013 at 1:48 AM via web

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Who is the narrator of The Great Gatsby?

 

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 22, 2013 at 2:23 AM (Answer #1)

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The story of The Great Gatsby is narrated by Nick Carraway. Nick is a native of the midwestern United States who moves to West Egg, a suburb of New York City, to pursue employment in "the bond business." He finds housing in a small nondescript house located next door to an enormous mansion, which he comes to learn is the residence of Jay Gatsby.

When Nick moves East, he becomes reacquainted with his younger cousin Daisy, who is wealthy but unhappy in her marriage to Tom Buchanan. Nick meets Daisy's friend Jordan Baker, who becomes the intermediary in reuniting Daisy and Gatsby. 

Nick strives to stay objective in his telling of encounters with numerous superficial persons and relationships, as well as some volatile but ultimately doomed partnerships.

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loveandlparty | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:13 AM (Answer #2)

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The narrator in Great Gatsby is Nick Carraway. He a writer and the cousin of Daisy. He is also Gatsby neighbour, living in a small house beside Gatsby overwhelming mansion. Nick becomes great friends with Gatsby. 

Nick is the only one who truly undertsands Gatsby and the only one who knows Diasy true colours. She loves materialistic things, the life, the money and the cars. 

Explains why could not wait for Gatsby and why she married Tom. It also explains her sudden cry she was lavished with all of Gatsby clothing being thrown at her. She never seen prettier shirts. ... 

 

Thats just a little snippet into Gatsby 

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