Is Nick Carraway an honest and non-judgmental narrator?

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The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, first published in Scribner’s in April of 1925. Nick Carraway, the narrator and main protagonist, is a young man from the Upper Midwest who moves to New York and gets sucked into the dazzling, complex lives of his socialite cousin, Daisy Buchanan, her husband, Tom, and enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby.

The very first lines of the novel set Carraway up to be an honest and thoughtful man, as we find that he had been taught at a young age to not be quick to judgment:

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."

Carraway himself also makes an effort to point out that he is an honest man:

Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest...

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