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Who do you think is the hero of this novel Gatsby, or Nick Carraway? Give full reasons for your choice.

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Who do you think is the hero of this novel Gatsby, or Nick Carraway? Give full reasons for your choice I believe that "The Great Gatsby" is a book about a man, Gatsby that had an obsessive love over a woman, Daisy. It is about catching his "unattainable" vain dream and completing his goals. So in my opinion the main hero of the story is Gatsby and not Nick Carraway. However even if this novel is written about Gatsby, we should not underestimate the role of Nick. It is only through him that we get to meet Gatsby; he is the one who is making him "great" for us. ...read more.

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Nick is also another great mystery in the book. We know very little about him and as the puzzle of the history of Gatsby is solved; our interest in knowing Nick's story gets even more intense. His narration is rich in detail and it is realistic. Even if he sometimes gets carried away with the events, "I was enjoying myself now. I had taken two finger bowls of champagne and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental, and profound", this make it seem more realistic in our eyes because everybody gets carried away sometimes. However even if sometimes we are confused about his personality, we are sure that we can trust him. ...read more.

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He even "bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay". But "they were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures". Even though he could do anything for her, Daisy little could she care and that make us feel even angrier for her. This makes us feel even sorrier in the end when finally "the party is over". We feel very sad for a man that sacrificed his life for just an "unattainable" dream. The reader gets the story step by step and through the narrations of Nick. Nick is the tool for us to get to know everybody in the story and connect with the characters. However I want to underline that in my opinion Gatsby is the hero, Nick just remains the other great mystery of the book. Melina Menelaou 6A ...read more.

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