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.   Even though he is trying not to be a biased narrator, we like Gatsby when Nick likes him; we have a slight dislike for him when Nick dislikes him.

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Nick is more of a spectator than an actor in the story.  He is just an observer that through him we get to know the other main characters of the novel.  He remains apart from the romance of Daisy and Gatsby even though he is the one that brought them together.  He is distanced from the other characters so he could be able to write objectively about them.   This fact creates us a complicated point of view, as in the one hand is not a biased narrator and in the other hand his opinions influence ours. ...

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