Who is the narrator of The Great Gatsby and what type of narration is it?

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsbyis narrated by a young man from Minnesota, Nick Carraway .  After growing up in the midwest, Carraway was sent to Yale for college, went overseas during World War I, returned to New York afterward and began training in the bond...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby is narrated by a young man from Minnesota, Nick Carraway.  After growing up in the midwest, Carraway was sent to Yale for college, went overseas during World War I, returned to New York afterward and began training in the bond business.  Carraway presents himself as being above the shallow money-focused world of Jay Gatsby and his cousin, Daisy Buchanan.  Telling the novel in the first person, Carraway doesn't seem to have any self-esteem problems, presenting himself as a good listener to whom people like to talk, and allowing him to be "in the loop" about all the important gossip pertaining to Gatsby, Daisy, and others of that circle.  He also claims to be open and tolerant, explaining that he did not return to the midwest after the war because he had really evolved far beyond that narrow minded way of life.

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