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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In The Great Gatsby, is Nick a good friend to Daisy and to Gatsby?

Nick is not what you would call a good friend to Gatsby, and he is certainly not a fan of Daisy. He does not fully grasp the consequences of helping the two of them get together. However, he is a friend and remains loyal to him until the end.

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Nick Carraway, the novel's unreliable narrator, seems more of a friend to Gatsby than Daisy. Though Daisy is his cousin, he views her as insincere and a little arrogant. From this perspective, the only reason he agrees to help Gatsby reunite with Daisy is that he has so much love and respect for Gatsby.

However, a good friend is someone who is able to look out for the people they care about, which Nick is ultimately unable to do....

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