Nick is the first-person narrator inThe Great Gatsby. In Chapter 1, Nick establishes himself as an honest person (and a reliable narrator). He is a good judge of people but he is not judgmental.
In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.
In Chapter 2, Nick accompanies Tom to George Wilson's garage, located in the "Valley of Ashes." Nick and Tom then meet up with Myrtle at an apartment in New York City. Since Nick is a reliable narrator and an honest person, we can trust his observations. Nick already doesn't trust or like Tom so he's not exactly surprised when Tom wants him to meet "his girl." Myrtle treats her husband like dirt, passing him like a ghost when Tom arrives. Later, she will admit that she thinks she married below herself.
"I married him because I thought he was a gentleman,” she said finally. “I thought he...
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